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Pema Chodron Resigns
« on: January 18, 2020, 07:08:56 am »
Lion's Roar is running a story, reporting that Pema Chodron is resigning as an Acharya in the Shambhala mandala.  Although there have been rumors/speculation about Ani Pema, for some years, this is reorted as a resignation.

https://www.lionsroar.com/pema-chodron-steps-down-from-shambhala-position/

"Acharya" is a title given to senior teachers in some Tibetan lineages.

The reason reported is the Ani Pema is "disheartened" by news that the Sakyong is planning to return to teaching this year with the the approval of the board.  The Sakyong had stepped down from his yeaching/leadership role about a year ago in the wake of allegations of sexual and physical abuse of students.

On a personal note I support Ani Pema's decision and agree with her reasons.  The Sakyong should not return to teaching, now, if ever.

Of interest is that this follows resignation of another Shambhala Acharya just a few days ago (although probably not direcly related):  https://shambhalatimes.org/2020/01/14/david-schneider-steps-back-from-the-role-of-acharya/

It's a frikkin train-wreck.

Your thoughts?
« Last Edit: January 18, 2020, 07:27:59 am by Chaz »

 


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