[Updated 9/25]: Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

We have put together a virtual reading room for our community that contains some links to letters from Shambhala governance and the Sakyong, news articles, helpful blog posts and teachings. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

We offer this with broken hearts as we hold our sangha in kindness. Our intent is to remain in a place of openness and not-knowing, to listen to our community, and to try our best to pass on any information that we receive.

Please feel welcome to our next Community Conversations as everything unfolds.

Want to talk one-on-one? Please contact one of the Denver Center Meditation Instructors and Leaders.


(new) Shambhala Transition Task Force — Letter from Pema Chödrön — 9/22/18

(new) Shambhala International — Update from the Transition Task Force — 9/21/18

Shambhala International — Finance Report – Update to the Community — 9/20/18

Shambhala International — Update & Process Team Information — 9/13/18

An Olive Branch — Listening Post Opening Tomorrow — 9/3/18

Shambhala International — Update from the Transition Task Force —8/30/18

Shambhala International — Response to recent allegations of misconduct — 8/23/18

Community Offerings from the Acharyas — 8/19/2018

Kalapa Council — Nomination Process for the Interim Board and Process Team Update — 8/18/18

Shambhala International — Finance Report — 8/15/18

Kalapa Council —Update & Investigation Information — 8/11/2018

Shambhala International — Update — 8/3/2018

Kalapa Council — Leadership Transition Announcement — 7/30/2018

An Olive Branch — Introduction to the Shambhala Community — 7/20/2018

Kalapa Council — Investigation of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct — 7/20/2018 

Buddhist Project Sunshine Update – 7/19/2018

Message from the Shambhala International Director of Finance — 7/18/2018

Video: Lama Rod Owens: Working with Sexual Misconduct in the Shambhala Community Part 1

Video: Lama Rod Owens: Working with Sexual Misconduct in the Shambhala Community Part 2

Kalapa Media Community Update 7/13/2018

New York Times Article 7/11/2018

Update on the findings of sexual misconduct of the Sakyong 7/10/2018 

Letter from Shambhala Mountain Center 7/10/2018

A Message from the Sakyong 7/10/2018

A Letter from the Women Acharyas 7/8/2018

A Message from the Office of the Sakyong 7/6/2018

Letter from the Kalapa Council regarding leadership transition 7/6/2018

Letter from the Kalapa Council 6/29/2018

Letter from the Kalapa Council 6/27/2018

Letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the Shambhala Community 6/25/2018

An Olive Branch Website

Shambhala Care and Conduct Policy 2015

Project Sunshine First Report

Project Sunshine Second Report


Buddhist News Articles
Tricycle Article

Lion’s Roar Report alleges sexual misconduct by leader of Shambhala community


Helpful writings by Shambhala Teachers
Susan Piver On Shambhala

Ethan Nichtern Reflections on Shambhala

A video message from Llama Rod Owens to the Shambhala Community

A video message from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione


Pema Chödrön No Right No Wrong

Meditation in the City with Shanté Small Holding Space, Healing Harm

Tricycle Magazine Sex in the Sangha…Again (2013 interview)