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Pema Chodron and #MeToo Buddhism

On January 17 2020, Pema Chodron, perhaps the most famous western Buddhist teacher, announced she was resigning from Shambhala, the Buddhist community set up by her teacher, Chogyam Rinpoche. She’s been part of that community for five decades, and is its most prominent member. She resigned in protest at Shambhala’s decision to re-instate Chogyam’s son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as its leader. Sakyong had stepped back in 2018 after




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Jules Evans

Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions.

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