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.
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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.
Twelve survivors of abuse by five different Buddhist teachers launched a petition for the meeting earlier this week.
A Malibu venue where Noah Levine is set to lead a retreat later this month will donate its rental proceeds to a charity supporting survivors of sexual violence.
An independent investigation into allegations against the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche, founder of the Rigpa community, has found that he committed acts of “serious physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.”
On Saturday, Noah Levine sent an open letter to the Against the Stream and Refuge Recovery communities addressing the allegations of sexual misconduct against him and the organization’s decision to shut down its centers.
Previous reports detailed nine allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Shambhala, including by the head of the organization.