Thank you, Carol

 

Carol and Andrea were on a zoom call with the women survivors just before releasing the Phase 3 report, and one of the women spontaneously said how grateful she is to Carol. She talked about how deeply compassionate Carol was in listening to and documenting her story. After all those years of profound suffering in silence, she said that someone listening and caring to document her story was “like a dream come true.”

Although Carol has simply been doing her job as an investigator, the simple action of listening and taking these women seriously has in fact been a deeply compassionate activity – it has been genuine bodhisattva activity – within probably the most horrific situation that any of us can imagine.

Carol has brought light to the darkness. She has shone that light in a most professional, caring and thorough way. And she has spent hours carefully crafting her memos so they are clear and digestable.

What Carol has done for the Shambhala community, completely in a volunteer capacity, is truly “imponderable”, to use the word of one past blog commenter. Many people will want to express their thanks to Carol for what she has done for our community, so we are offering this “Thank You Card to Carol” today to give you an opportunity to express what is in your heart for what Carol has done for us. Simply write your note at the bottom of this page!

 

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16 Responses to Thank you, Carol

  1. Cheryl says:

    Thank you, Carol,

    We are so grateful to you for your high caliber, professional investigation, conducted with great compassion. Thank you for your selfless offering of hundreds of hours of time, your attention to detail, your patience, and your fundamental generosity. As a lawyer and former prosecutor, I appreciate the task you took on, the skillfulness with which you accomplished it.

    Sincerely,
    Cheryl L. Conner

  2. Alex Rodriguez says:

    Thank you so much for your clear-seeing dedication, Carol. I’m grateful that our paths crossed in this way.

    In deep gratitude,

    -Alex

  3. Lise Hull says:

    Dear Carol, thank you for working so diligently to investigate the allegations made against Osel Mukpo and to bring to light the truth.
    Best wishes,
    Lise

  4. Sarah says:

    Thank you Carol for your incredible objectivity, professionalism, and integrity. Your professional reports were really inspiring and your clear integrity made it easy to trust you. Your reporting has really changed so many people’s lives, and I am grateful for your contributions. All the best!

  5. Ben says:

    Dear Carol,

    You are a rare kind of generous. I’m having a hard time putting my gratitude into words but I hope you know how much your professional and caring investigation is appreciated.

    The gift of your help/time/support means more than anything money can buy. You have given Survivors the compassionate gift of deep listening and encouragement during a very difficult process. I am so grateful for your work.

    Thank you so much.

  6. Mark Summer says:

    Dear Carol-Thank you so much for your hard work investigating the allegations made against Osel Mukpo. I am in your debt, and wish you love and light.

  7. Vallie says:

    Dear Carol, A heartfelt THANK YOU for your tireless and thorough work. You brought so much heart and compassion as well as strength and intelligence to your work for us and i already see so much positive change for the better that will be lasting. The benefit is rippling out to so many within Shambhala and beyond. Thanks again.

  8. Dekyong Lhamo says:

    Carol, Thank you for all of your generosity in helping to set a wonderful example for all of us in your professional communication, your integrity and in your diligence. Your gift has helped many and will continue to help more in the future. Very Sincerely, Dekyong Lhamo

  9. Lin says:

    Thank you Carol for your bodhisattva work that you are doing on behalf of all involved.

  10. Scott says:

    Thank you very much, Carol. What you’ve been doing is so valuable to our sangha.

  11. Naomi Bailis says:

    Thanks you Carol for your detailed, fair-minded and thorough investigation of the sexual assault/abuse allegations facing Osel Mukpo and others in the Shambhala community.

  12. Sangmo says:

    Thank you for offering such clear, professional and open hearted communication. It has been a wonderful experience to be part of such healing process. Thank you for offering your gifts so generously – may all beings benefit from the example of compassion and change throuh reflection. Sincerely thankfully yours in the vision of greater healing.

  13. viviane says:

    Thank you Carol!

    Thank you for your generosity and hard work. Your expertise and many hours of work contribution made a HUGE impact in the reports. I am forever grateful. I wish you and your family only the best. Much Love!

  14. Staci Sprout says:

    Thank you Carol for your tireless efforts on behavior of truth and genuine justice. Your role has been essential to the shaping of enlightened consciousness around sexual abuse, patriarchal abuse of power, and its cover ups so well reflected in our larger society today, particularly American politics.

    You are a credit to your profession!

  15. David Suppan says:

    Thank you Carol for being a trailblazer for this kind of work. This work will have a positive impact on all societies eventually, unless we destroy our civilization first. In any case, it is work that needs to continue as it is not finished. People regardless of social status will have to learn how to be a human being with gender differences by following the injunction to “do no harm” or else we will no longer be or become human beings.

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