THE OFFICE OF THE SAKYONG
Last week, stories of misconduct within the Shambhala community involving the Sakyong were brought forward publicly. In light of this, the Sakyong has decided to step back from his administrative and teaching responsibilities within Shambhala during the independent investigation of these allegations. He is also stepping down from his positions and responsibilities at Naropa University.
The Sakyong fully supports a third-party investigation and wishes to provide the time and space for it to properly occur. He will use this time to enter a period of self-reflection.
The Sakyong is planning to send you a personal communication next week. He and the Sakyong Wangmo wish for you to know that they are holding you in their hearts during this challenging time.