|Accused sex abuse leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (robertivanc/tricy.cl/2J76pUP)|
|That's my boy. Like father, like son!|
List of Shambhala Sex Abuse Allegations Grows in New Report
|Los Angeles community is falling apart.|
It contains dozens of claims of sexual misconduct and abuses of power within the [spiritual consumer, somewhat militaristic, money-making] organization, demonstrating just how widespread this behavior may have been.
The document contains allegations of harm from 55 people who spoke to An Olive Branch, a Zen Center of Pittsburgh initiative, which wrote the report after Shambhala hired them to set up a “listening post” to gather statements from community members.
|I'll listen to your heart in my bedroom.|
The report was made public by Shambhala’s Interim Board, which took over following the July 2018 resignation of the group’s governing body, the Kalapa Council.
|Hypocrite Sakyong with black lesbian cover?|
In a statement that accompanied An Olive Branch’s report, the Interim Board said, “The Shambhala community can no longer deny or ignore sexual violence, harassment, and other forms of structural violence...
“These reports are shining light on longstanding systems of harm and abuse within Shambhala. We have an opportunity to demonstrate how a community can see itself clearly, learn from its mistakes, and act decisively to better itself.”
The new report comes after Wickwire Holm, a law firm that Shambhala hired to investigate abuse claims, released in February 2019 the findings of its investigation, which determined it was “more than likely” that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche engaged in sexual misconduct in two cases. More