Understanding and Healing Abuse in Buddhist Communities

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione on How to Respond to Sexual Abuse In Shambhala

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione discuss the allegations of sexual abuse by Shambhala head Sakyong Mipham. They also respond to the question: What can we do now, how do we move forward?

Recorded at Tara Mandala, July 1, 2018


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Shambhala: Abuse, Intergenerational Trauma, and Undoing the “No Right, No Wrong” Argument


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  1. Ruth Yeomans

    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks for posting this.

    Are you following Leslie Hayes’s Facebook page where Shambahla survivors are speaking their truths openly, not anonymously? They consider the above video to be a whitewashing and a bunch of deflections ( yes yes this kind of stuff is happening in a lot of places–Catholic priests, etc.)lack of real understanding of the depth of the pain they are holding. Their pain is so great that the idea of leaving Sham. Kingdom and joining some other sangha is incomprehensible to them. They want nothing to do with any form of Buddhism/dharma. They want to heal in their own ways, not in ways “authorities” like those in the video are telling them to do. Quoting the guy who survived torture with only the fear of losing his bodhichitta is throwing it in their faces, well why are YOU wasting YOUR precious boddhichitta? They have received no meaningful support from the Sham. Kingdom . Check it out–it’s a pretty open FB page, maybe you already know about it.

    The rampant child abuse by senior “almost enlightened” students in Trungpa’s sangha goes pretty far beyond anything I have so far heard about in Rigpa, don’t you think?

    Ruth Yeomans, former Rigpa student who left after the lawsuit around 1993-4. I am following now as closely as I can the developments in Rigpa and Shambhala.

    I have much love for you and the work you are doing now!

    • Hello Ruth,

      So nice to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks for letting me know about Leslie Haye’s FB page. I know these two Buddhist teachers are trying to help, and I think it’s courageous that they are openly critical. At the same time, I completely understand where Shambhala survivors are coming from. Naturally, after being suppressed for so long, they don’t want anyone telling them what to do. They need to be heard.

      Thanks for your kind words. It hasn’t been easy to speak out, but I’m glad I did. Much love to you.

  2. Ruth Yeomans

    It’s Ruth Yeomans again….

    I meant to say “I have much love for you AND BERNIE for the work you are doing……

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