I’m seeing ALOT of slightly waking worried students inside Shambhala following the latest letter from Mipham Mukpo. In it he claims to be starting to understand the, “… power dynamics between myself as a teacher and my students…”, after 25 clearly lucrative years of being the Sakyong, the leader of the world’s pre-eminent 14,000 member buddhist … Continue reading LETS FIRE THE SAKYONG!! Wait. No, he’s a dictator…
This is an important event in the uncovering of Shambhala's deception. This person's publishing his verified accounts of being a close personal attendant of the Sick One should be mandatory reading for anybody now looking to understand the dangerous cult which Shambhala has become. Best of luck. https://www.reddit.com/r/ShambhalaBuddhism/comments/aijyse/i_know_more_than_anyone_i_see_here_in_reddit/
January 13 2019 This new article just came up today and I felt I should share it. It is written by Leslie Hays, one of Chogyam Trungpa's seven concubine wives. It concerns a lady named Ciel who was his head concubine (or sangyum, as they called them). Chogyam Trungpa founded Shambhala in the '70's and … Continue reading Communal child sexual abuse in Shambhala – like father, like son, and the others?
Having recently been forced to acknowledge that her coldhearted response to an allegation of rape was dismissive and shameful, one of the world's most famous buddhists has also failed to call for the application of justice to the crime. In the letter she strains to write that there ought to be, "...consequences", to the crime … Continue reading Pema Chodron’s forced apology proves Shambhala’s denial of Sangha crime
Yesterday Shambhala's leadership announced that it has commissioned an investigation into its wrongdoings. The full text of the announcement from the Kalapa Council is pasted below. The Council, as the organisation's Board of Directors has, instead of resigning now taken this action apparently to exonerate itself and its leader, Osel Mukpo. He has recently declared that he … Continue reading Shambhala commissions another internal investigation to cover up crime
For those interested in discrimination and abuse of power in Shambhala, here's a 15 minute CBC Halifax radio segment on Project Sunshine, published on May 24th. 2018. http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/information-morning-ns/segment/15546103 The interviewees are Andrea Winn of Buddhist Project Sunshine and Josh Silberstein as Chair of Shambhala's senior Administrative body, the Kalapa Council. His false claims should be … Continue reading The Chair of Shambhala’s governing body fails to spin its identity crisis
"Hi Edmund, What you've written tells the story of the same kind of complete disinterest in actually doing anything about people's mistreatment that we saw in Rigpa, and for the same kinds of reasons. Unfortunately Trungpa left a poor legacy in the area of ethics. Unsurprisngly Sogyal Rinpoche and Dsongzar Khyentse Rinpoche both look up … Continue reading Response to this blog from Tahlia Newland, a 20 year student of Rigpa