Further abuse accusations against Sakyong Mipham

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITAKER A thirty-five page letter was issued yesterday by six of the closest attendants of Mipham Mukpo (Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche) detailing their experiences of verbal, physical and sexual abuse in vivid detail. Recollections include female students being “pushed to rationalize [sex] as a generous offering to their revered teacher”, stories… Read More Further abuse accusations against Sakyong Mipham

Shambhala Sex Misconduct Report

The final report from Wickwire Holm law firm on the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the Sakyong Mipham of Shambhala has been released to the public. https://shambhala.org/index.php?file=2019/02/2-3-19-WH-Report-Final-Package.pdf Tricycle has provided what seems to be a typical summary of the report. https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/shambhala-investigation/ Selection from Final Statement from Andrea Winn of Buddhist Project Sunshine: It… Read More Shambhala Sex Misconduct Report

An Oral History of Refuge Recovery

http://simianuprising.com/2018/11/29/refuge-recovery-an-oral-history-of-the-book-with-gary-sanders/ FWIW I really wanted to put more details out there about the collaboration on the book so I did a long interview with Gary Sanders, one of the original RR organizers, about the early days and how the book was written. It’s 80 mins and there’s also a transcription on my blog. Hopefully it’s… Read More An Oral History of Refuge Recovery