[headline_georgia_extra_large_centered color=”#000000″]Welcome to Project Sunshine![/headline_georgia_extra_large_centered]
Project Sunshine is a grass roots healing initiative started by second-generation Shambhalian, Andrea Winn, in February 2017 for the Shambhala Buddhist community and people who were forced to leave this community. She wrote the Phase 1 Final Report at the end of the first year of the project, and this caused the Shambhala leadership to publicly acknowledge the widespread sexualized violence in the community.
Many people are now involved with the project. Our focus is on bringing healing light to the violence in the community. We understand sexualized violence occurs within other patterns of violence, including emotional and spiritual bullying, racism, homophobia, and other oppressions. We are also working with people from other Buddhist communities who have experienced similar issues.
The leadership in Shambhala International have stopped responding to communications from Project Sunshine and have distanced themselves from this community healing work; we are not currently in dialog with them. We hope in time they will come to value the work of Project Sunshine and choose to engage an authentic community healing process.
Currently we are raising funds for Project Sunshine Phase 2, an exciting and innovative world wide community healing model. Please join us in launching a true healing solution!
Our two most important links:
- Always keep up to date with Project Sunshine developments: Sign up for email updates
- Learn about and support Project Sunshine Phase 2
Project Sunshine Resources
Project Sunshine Phase 1 report – Note, this is the groundbreaking report that caused Shambhala Leadership to publicly admit the widespread sexualized violence in the Shambhala community
Project Sunshine Facebook Group – Coming soon!
Follow us on Twitter: Follow @projsunshinecf
Blog posts by Andrea Winn and other Project Sunshine collaborators
Aboriginal Toolkit Information
Articles published as a result of Project Sunhine
Healing a Heart and a Community: Andrea Winn and Project Sunshine, Justin Whitaker, Buddhist Door Global
BUDDHIST GROUP ADMITS ‘ABHORRENT SEXUAL BEHAVIOR’ BY TEACHERS, Tim Porter, Newsweek, US Edition
Shambhala International Owns Up to Past Abuse, But What Comes Next Remains Unclear, Wendy Joan Biddlecombe, Tricycle
Beerput van seksueel wangedrag open bij Shambhala, Joop Ha Hoek
Buddhist group admits sexual abuse by teachers, Sarah Marsh, The Guardian
Shambhala International Communications
My bodhisattva name is, Changchup Serpe – Enlightenment Gold Lotus.
I aspire for Project Sunshine to be an embodiment of this quality.