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Shambhala Buddhist Community Leader Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Resigned

Buddhist group leader steps down over sexual assault claims

The head of one of the west’s largest Buddhist groups has stepped down while allegations of sexual assault and misconduct are investigated. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community – an organisation with more than 200 meditation centres globally – will “step back from his administrative and teaching responsibilities”, a statement said.


Name: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Continent: North America

Country: USA

Company: Shambhala Buddhist Community

Branch: Religion

Position: Leader

Reason: Resigned

Announcement Date: July 10, 2018, 10:00pm

Resignation Date: July 10, 2018, 10:00pm

Source 1: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/11/shambhala-buddhist-group-leader-steps-down-over-sexual-assault-claims


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