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Ex-members: Shambhala, Boulder-born Buddhist organization, suppressed allegations of abuse

July 9, 2019

Further Developments in the Case of Former Member Michael Smith

July 9, 2019

Another Former Boulder Shambhala Member Accused of Sexual Assault on a Child

June 30, 2019

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June 30, 2019

Michael Smith, 54, turned himself in to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office early Friday after the Boulder Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest on one charge of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, according to the Boulder County Sherif...

June 29, 2019

Last week, Myra Woodruff, the Executive Director of Karme Choling who will be retiring towards the end of the year, sent out a letter to subscribers at Karme Choling, discussing whether or not to rehang the pictures in the shrine rooms of Chogyam Trungpa and Osel Mukpo...

June 29, 2019

(Image posted by Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation Centre, 24.06.19)

This is a report written by an ex-NKT member who is also a clinical psychologist.  The report is too long for me to summarize effectively here, but there are many parallels with Shambhala.  It is an interes...

June 26, 2019

The latest insult from Shambhala towards survivors. The idea of promoting a poem by Osel Mukpo entitled 'Say Yes' in the context of everything that has happened is beyond the pale.

The only thing that would make this even slightly acceptable is donating all proceed...

June 25, 2019

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The tagline of this article by author and survivor Karen Rain says it all: "When it comes to supporting victims of sexual assault, belief is only the beginning."

She directly addresses the state of belief and disbelief associated with...

June 23, 2019

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This paper, from Carly Parnitzke Smith and Jennifer Freyd in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon, explores what institutional betrayal is, and the damage it causes. It is very well supported with citation...