Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

We have put together a virtual reading room for our community that contains some links to letters from Shambhala governance and the Sakyong, news articles, helpful blog posts, and teachings. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

We offer this with broken hearts as we hold our sangha in kindness. Our intent is to remain in a place of openness and listening to our community, and to try our best to pass on any information that we receive. These are confusing times for everyone.

Letters from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

        A Message from the Sakyong 7/10/2018

        A Message from the Office of the Sakyong 7/6/2018

        Letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the Shambhala Community 6/25/2018

Letters from the Transition Task Force

        Letter from the Transition Task Force 9/21/2018

        Letter from the Transition Task Force 9/13/2018

        Letter from the Transition Task Force 8/30/2018

        Letter from the Transition Task Force 8/18/2018

        Letter from the Transition Task Force 8/7/2018

Letters from the Kalapa Council

        Letter from the outgoing Kalapa Council 9/11/2018

        Letter from the outgoing Kalapa Council 8/23/2018

        Letter from the outgoing Kalapa Council 8/11/2018

        Letter from the Kalapa Council 7/30/2018

        Letter from the Kalapa Council 7/20/2018

        Letter from the Kalapa Council regarding leadership transition 7/6/2018

        Letter from the Kalapa Council 6/29/2018

        Letter from the Kalapa Council 6/27/2018

Finance Reports / Communications
        Finance Report Update to the Shambhala Community 9/20/2018

        Northern California Shambhala Financial Update 8/22/2018

        Finance Report to the Shambhala Community 8/15/2018

        Letter from the Shambhala Director of Finance 7/18/2018

Letters from around the Shambhala mandala

        Letter from the Office of Practice and Education 8/19/2018

        Letter from the Northern California Leadership 8/1/2018

        Letter from Shambhala Mountain Center 7/10/2018

        A Letter from the Women Acharyas 7/8/2018

Letters from An Olive Branch

        Letter from An Olive Branch 9/10/2018

        Letter from An Olive Branch 9/3/2018

        Letter from / Introduction to An Olive Branch 7/20/2018

Letter from Ani Pema Chödrön

        Letter from Ani Pema Chödrön 9/22/2018

Letters from other Buddhist Communities

        A Letter from Kwong-roshi to the NorCal Shambhala Community 8/8/2018

Project Sunshine Reports

        Project Sunshine First Report

        Project Sunshine Second Report

        Project Sunshine Memorandum

        Project Sunshine Third Report

Other Resources

        Shambhala Care and Conduct Policy 2015

        An Olive Branch Website

        Kay Pranis: The Art of Holding Circle—on circle practice

Buddhist News & News Articles

        Tricycle Article

        Lion’s Roar Report alleges sexual misconduct by leader of Shambhala community

        New York Times The ‘King’ of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report

Helpful writings by Shambhala Teachers

……..Susan Piver On Shambhala

……..Ethan Nichtern Reflections on Shambhala

……..Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche When a Buddhist Teacher Crosses the Line

……..A video message from Llama Rod Owens to the Shambhala Community

……..A video message from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione

Teachings
……..Pema Chödrön No Right No Wrong

……..Meditation in the City with Shanté Small Holding Space, Healing Harm

……..Tricycle Magazine Sex in the Sangha…Again (2013 interview)

 

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    5 thoughts on “Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

    1. Thank you so much Kathryn for the time, effort, and care you put into running this blog! said:

      Thank you so much Kathryn for the time, energy, and care you put into running this blog!

    2. Hi Kathryn: Thank you so much for this. Could you also post the letters that Arelly sent to the sangha on June 30 and July 14th?

      Many thanks for your service, Best, Megan

      • Hi Megan, Because that was a letter that went to the Berkeley sangha, it should go on their blog, not SF. But, Arelly would need to decide because it might have been addressed to members and friends only.

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