Pema Chodron’s letter proves Shambhala’s inability to address Sangha crime

Having 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 now apparently failed to call for either a Police investigation into this crime or for it to be examined in either of the two internal investigative processes currently available … Continue reading Pema Chodron’s letter proves Shambhala’s inability to address Sangha crime

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Shambhala commissions another internal investigation to cover up 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

The Chair of Shambhala’s governing body fails to spin its identity crisis

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

Response to this blog from Tahlia Newland, a 20 year student of Rigpa

"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

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

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