Dear Shambhala Community,
As part of our ongoing journey of learning about and understanding harm within Shambhala, the Shambhala Board is publishing the Statement on Harm in our Community on the Shambhala website. We offer this with every intention that the practices and community life of Shambhala can further develop the skillful means to bring benefit to others.
Our Statement on Harm does not need to diminish the love and heart connection so many of us feel toward Shambhala. Shambhala offers a great deal to each of us and to our world all together. Our teachings, culture, and community have brilliance and worthiness.
At the same time, our teachings on warriorship and bravery encourage us to look directly into the causes and conditions that allow harm to occur, so together we can create a safe and caring community.
In the coming months Shambhala will be launching a series of conversations intended to shape a reparative process for our community. These conversations will be free and open to anyone who wants to attend.
We see this as a critical step in the process of understanding and healing past harm, and cultivating the culture of kindness we aspire to.
With aspirations to benefit all,
The Shambhala Board of Directors