Below are links (in no particular order) to articles of interest to anyone concerned about abuse in Tibetan Buddhism. At the end are links to relevant words of the Buddha.
Articles on Topics Related to Abuse in Tibetan Buddhism:
Ethics in the Teacher-Student Relationship: The Responsibilities of Teachers and Students. HH Dalai Lama
Tibetan Buddhism Enters the 21st Century: Trouble in Shangri-la: Stuart Lachs
Journalist David Leser on Sogyal Lakar
Abuse in Buddhism: Anna Sawertha
Dealing with Problematic Teachers
Dealing with Abusive Behaviour by Spiritual Teachers.
An excerpt: “There are members of spiritual communities who will deny that anything is wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence of abuse. They often come to Buddhism as an escape from the problems of the world, hoping for an ideal world with perfect teachers. Identifying with their projections of wishful thinking blinds them to seeing and accepting reality. A correct understanding of voidness can help them and us overcome a state of denial. Unbiased, discriminating awareness is always essential.”
Questioning the Advice of the Guru: H.H. the XIV. Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
Abuse in the name of Guru Devotion
Breaking the Silence on Sexual Misconduct
Venerable Thubten Choden
A short talk by Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, a Nyingma Dzogchen master and student of Dudjom Rinpoche. https://youtu.be/FzB6a1-aFyU
Nilanda Institute: The Guru Question
The Mystery of Samaya
Why I quit Guru Yoga. Stephen Batchelor
Legitimating Mythology and Cultish Behavior
Devotion with Discernment. Rob Preece
Stephen Schettini: ‘The Inconvenience of Doubt.’ http://www.thenakedmonk.com/2013/06/09/inconvenience-of-doubt/
Teachers are not Gods.
Erik Jampa: An opinon on DZK’s opinon:
Overcoming Emotional Blocks in Developing Trust, Appreciation, or Respect
THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP: LIBERATING OR A TRAP?
Is Tibetan Buddhism in the West Working
East-West, West-East by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Cultural Issues Related to Sexual Abuse by lamas, Martine Bachelor
Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth
Please note that the writer of this article has a known pro-China bias, and some question the validity of his research. http://www.michaelparenti.org/Tibet.html
Buddhist Teachers to Avoid
Other angles and broader perspectives:
FREEDOM FROM RELIGIOUS ABUSE, NOT SIMPLY FREEDOM OF RELIGION https://www.pmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/religious-freedom-submissions/6649.doc