Another one bites the dust: Rigdzin Namkha Gyatso 'Rinpoche' Translated from der Standard: The Silence of the Lamas: Abuse in Buddhism More and more students are alleging sexual abuse against Buddhist teachers…read more
Of particular interest to me is whether the various Shambhala organizations have been violating tax laws. The Ladrang, for example, says on its provincial registry that it is a “church,” and yet the money raised appears to benefit only one person — Sakyong Mipham, and I suppose his family. And the Shambhala Canada Society was previously registered as the Vajradhatu Buddhist Church; I don’t know why the name was changed. It appears that licensing or other fees collected from the Shambhala centers are run through Shambhala International, but I don’t know if that income is declared as business income or of a charitable nature. ...
July 11, 2018 - New York Times By Andy Newman In a shrine on the sixth floor of a Manhattan office building, a photo of a man in golden robes hangs above…read more
An article from The Daily Camera, a Boulder, Colorado, newspaper: Ösel Rangdrol Mukpo, called 'The Sakyong' ('earth-protector' or 'king'), the leader of Shambhala International, a Buddhist group founded in Boulder, released a statement this week apologizing for past relationships in which the participating women have expressed "feeling harm." Sakyong Mipham 'Rinpoche', who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the spiritual leader of Shambhala, a Buddhist organization created in the west in the 1970s by Mipham's father, exiled Tibetan monk Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Canadian-based organization's U.S. headquarters are located in Boulder, along with the Buddhist-inspired…read more