Current Events

Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

This is a painful and confusing time for everyone. In an effort to fully share information regarding what is happening in our Shambhala community, we are offering the following listing of information and teachings.

Please see our local Invitation to a Series of Community Meetings (the first will be held 7/13/18)

Community letter from the Shambhala interim Board, Nov. 26, 2018

Introduction letter from the Shambhala Interim Board, Oct. 31, 2018

Final Letter from Kalapa Council, Oct. 15, 2018

Response from the Kalapa Council 8/23/18 regarding Project Sunshine Phase 3

Shambhala Financial Report   August 15, 2018

Updates from the Transition Task Force, August 7   August 30

Letter from the Leadership Transition Team, July 20

Letter from An Olive Branch introducing themselves   Update Aug. 23

Update from Kalapa Media 7/13/18

New York Times article 7/11/18

Letter from Shambhala Mountain Center 7/10/18 (PDF) or view at Shambhala San Francisco’s site

Second letter from the Sakyong to the Shambhala Community 7/10/18

Letter from the Women Acharyas 7/8/2018

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

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

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

An Olive Branch Website

The Shambhala Care and Conduct Policy

Project Sunshine First Report
Project Sunshine Second Report
Project Sunshine Memorandum II 7/10/18
Project Sunshine Phase 3 Final Report August 23, 2018

Buddhist News Articles
Tricycle Article
Lion’s Roar Report alleges sexual misconduct by leader of Shambhala community

Helpful writings by Shambhala Teachers
Susan Piver On Shambhala
Ethan Nichtern Reflections on Shambhala

A video message from Llama Rod Owens to the Shambhala Community

A video message from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione

Pema Chödrön No Right No Wrong

Meditation in the City with Shanté Smalls (podcast) Holding Space, Healing Harm