How Shambhala’s Administrators bury abuse – one survivor’s experience

"What I have seen again and again in this community is an “open mindedness” that makes people feel they are above the law – that they can break the law because we are such a spiritually advanced community. That thinking is dangerous." Andrea Winn. The full quote follows. It was published on March 24th. 2018 … Continue reading How Shambhala’s Administrators bury abuse – one survivor’s experience

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On the Kalapa Council’s March 19th. 2018 letter

Dear Kalapa Council members, In response to your letter, and Tiffany Dixon's draft letter to yourselves: The silencing and shaming of Shambhala's victims of injustices is now coming out. We must act, if we have a heart at all, when we see crime occurring for the benefit of the deluded perpetrator and their enablers as … Continue reading On the Kalapa Council’s March 19th. 2018 letter

On Joe Pratt’s self-described ‘biased’ investigations into my allegations

In the comments on my initial post a senior member of the Halifax, Nova Scotia Shambhala Sangha 'victim shames' me in presenting his self-described conclusions to his investigation of my allegations of three and a half years' standing. He is also a former Officer of Shambhala having held senior positions in the Kasung, the military style … Continue reading On Joe Pratt’s self-described ‘biased’ investigations into my allegations

My time at Shambhala 2009 to 2014 ~ An account of sexual violence at Shambhala’s Monastery

This is an account of abuse suffered within the Shambhala Sangha, contributed by a friend. *** Many who have been affiliated with Shambhala over the decades have painful stories. I am one of those people with a painful story—a story I have held very quietly to myself. Questioning myself of what I did wrong including … Continue reading My time at Shambhala 2009 to 2014 ~ An account of sexual violence at Shambhala’s Monastery

The institutionalised cover up of crime in the Shambhala International Sangha

My experience with Shambhala International from 2007 to date has led me to conclude that, despite a well crafted aura of goodness based on high ethics the organisation is as prone to corruption as any other. My intention in publishing here is to inspire others to tell their stories. I make no apologies for its … Continue reading The institutionalised cover up of crime in the Shambhala International Sangha