Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community, will “step back from his administrative and teaching responsibilities” following allegations against him of clergy sexual misconduct.
The nine members of the Kalapa Council, the highest leadership body in the Shambhala Buddhist community, stepped down following allegations of sexual assault against Sakyong Mipham.
Buddhist Project Sunshine released its second report today, containing allegations of sexual assault and clergy sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala community, published a letter on Monday apologizing for hurt caused by past relationships with women in his community.
On Wednesday, CBC Radio in Halifax, Nova Scotia, interviewed a Shambhala member who has issued a report on sexual misconduct in the community.
The article reports on the open letter published by the leaders of Shambhala International on February 12.
Shambhala, one of the largest Buddhist organizations in the West, plans to develop a “comprehensive plan to address abuse.”
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