Dec 12, 2020 —
We have declared victory on our petition, which began in May 2019 as a call for the FPMT to arrange for an independent, third-party investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by one of its teachers, Dagri Rinpoche. Over a year ago, the FPMT arranged for the FaithTrust Institute (FTI) to conduct an assessment, and that was completed in September of this year. The assessment concluded that there was misconduct; the FPMT accepted this conclusion, and removed Dagri Rinpoche permanently from their list of teachers. They informed both Dagri Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama of their decision, and made available the summary report prepared by FTI for all to read. They have now begun implementing the recommendations made by FTI. Many thanks to all you supporters who signed the petition and spread the word to your friends. We hope this will give courage to others who have experienced abuse to speak out and bring an end to this horrific behavior everywhere in the world, especially in religious organizations.
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