Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

Many of you know that reports regarding harm and sexual misconduct by the Shambhala lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and other leaders have recently come to light.  This information is bringing up many conflicting emotions for our teachers, leaders, students and community friends. On February 21, 2019, the Sakyong sent a letter to the international Shambhala community indicating that he would step back from his teaching and administrative roles for the forseeable future.

We offer the information below as a resource to allow transparency to our community and friends regarding the situation as it is unfolding. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.  As new resources become available we will continue to add them to this page.  Please check back over the coming months as matters proceed. 



Important highlights


Communications from the Shambhala Board (including Interim Board)

Communications from the Process Team

Communications & Resources from Seattle Leadership

Finance Reports & Communications

Communications from Shambhala International

Communications from the Sakyong

Communications from An Olive Branch

Communications from the Transition Task force

Other Reports

Other resources

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