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Petition to the FPMT Board of Directors by Senior Buddhist Nuns

In the wake of the allegations concerning Dagri Rinpoche, fourteen highly respected, senior nuns have signed this letter to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) Board of Directors. Dagri Rinpoche is a senior teacher who travels and teaches on behalf of this organization.

From the letter:

"We know that Dagri Rinpoche has released a letter saying he is innocent of two of the allegations. However, multiple allegations have emerged, so an objective and impartial investigation of the charges is the only way to verify the facts of the matter in order that the truth can come to light and that trust can be fully restored, even if not in the individual teacher, at least in Buddhist institutions and the integrity of the Dharma. Without an independent investigation that confirms that sexual assault occurred, it is difficult to take decisive measures to hold perpetrators responsible and to prevent them from continuing to do harm. In the meantime, holding an independent investigation sends a clear message that this behavior will not be tolerated and there will be repercussions for perpetrators. This is crucial in order to ensure an environment in which students’ trust can be rebuilt."

The letter was signed by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Bhikshuni Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Bhiksuni Jampa Tsedroen, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron, Bhikshuni Sangye Khadro, Bhikshuni Tenzin Tsepal, Geshema Kelsang Wangmo, Ven. Lhundrup Damcho, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Ghetzulma Carla Tzultrim Pemo Freccero, Ghetzulma Lucia Tenzin Ciotzo Bani, Ven. Tenzin Nordron, Ven. Tenzin Yangchen and Ven. Ngawang Drolkar.

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