Pema Khandro Rinpoche, Lama Rod Owens, Lama Rigzin Drolma, and Lobsang Rapgay discuss the guru model in the Tibetan tradition, in which the teacher is central to the path.
An open letter signed by six former personal attendants to Sakyong Mipham says that the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community “has consistently shown a disturbing pattern of behavior,” including sexual misconduct, psychological abuse, and misuse of organizational funds.
A Buddhist monk has been charged with the sexual assault of two children that occurred at a Buddhist temple in Chicago between 2000 and 2002.
According to the Interim Board of Shambhala, the investigation shows that up until 2005, Sakyong Mipham’s behavior included “frequent sexual contact with women who were his students.”
William Karelis allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old who he met through his position as a teacher in Shambhala.
The Sheriff’s Department in Larimer County, Colorado, has confirmed that it is investigating possible criminal activity alleged to have taken place at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
Jezebel on Wednesday published details of what it says is the 44-page report of the third-party investigation commissioned by the Against the Stream Buddhist organization into allegations against its founder, Noah Levine.
Karen Maezen Miller on the human courage reflected in Christine Blasey Ford.
On Saturday, famed Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön released a statement responding to an allegation that she once dismissed a woman’s report that she was raped by a Shambhala Center director.
In the meeting, the Dalai Lama reportedly said that no Tibetan teacher is above the law.