A State of Mind

Mess O'Shambhala pt3: Carol Merchasin, Investigative Lawyer

January 25, 2020 Season 1 Episode 33
A State of Mind
Mess O'Shambhala pt3: Carol Merchasin, Investigative Lawyer
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A State of Mind
Mess O'Shambhala pt3: Carol Merchasin, Investigative Lawyer
Jan 25, 2020 Season 1 Episode 33
Julian Ocean

[Part 1 is episode #23 with Judith Simmer-Brown, Part 2 is episode #32 with Shambhala center director Melanie Klein] 
Carol Merchasin has been one of the principal investigators into allegations of abuse in the Shambhala Buddhist organization. She is a retired lawyer who has devoted over 500 hours of her time pro bono to this investigation and to talking with the victims and attempting to collaborate their stories and has released several statements about Shambhala, the scandal and contributed to the Buddhist Project Sunshine reports on it.

She is a former partner in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius where she was the director of Morgan Lewis Resources, providing training on harassment and discrimination as well as investigation services for clients. Ms. Merchasin is an experienced investigator who has conducted dozens of workplace investigations.  She has taught investigative techniques to human resource professionals at many Fortune 50 companies.

She is currently assisting several sanghas in bringing allegations of misconduct to light.


Buddhist Project Sunshine: http://andreamwinn.com/offerings/bps-welcome-page/
Letter from the Kusung: https://tricycle.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/An-Open-Letter-Statements-16-Feb-2019.pdf
Olive Branch Report: https://communitycare.shambhala.org

News Articles on this topic:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/nyregion/shambhala-sexual-misconduct.html
https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/shambhala-buddhist-project-sunshine.php
https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/new-report-in-shambhala-investigation-sheds-little-light/Content?oid=20512036
Learn more about DARVO, which refers to the reaction perpetrators of wrong doing, particularly sexual offenders, may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender."
https://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/defineDARVO.html

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/astateofmind)

Show Notes

[Part 1 is episode #23 with Judith Simmer-Brown, Part 2 is episode #32 with Shambhala center director Melanie Klein] 
Carol Merchasin has been one of the principal investigators into allegations of abuse in the Shambhala Buddhist organization. She is a retired lawyer who has devoted over 500 hours of her time pro bono to this investigation and to talking with the victims and attempting to collaborate their stories and has released several statements about Shambhala, the scandal and contributed to the Buddhist Project Sunshine reports on it.

She is a former partner in the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius where she was the director of Morgan Lewis Resources, providing training on harassment and discrimination as well as investigation services for clients. Ms. Merchasin is an experienced investigator who has conducted dozens of workplace investigations.  She has taught investigative techniques to human resource professionals at many Fortune 50 companies.

She is currently assisting several sanghas in bringing allegations of misconduct to light.


Buddhist Project Sunshine: http://andreamwinn.com/offerings/bps-welcome-page/
Letter from the Kusung: https://tricycle.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/An-Open-Letter-Statements-16-Feb-2019.pdf
Olive Branch Report: https://communitycare.shambhala.org

News Articles on this topic:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/nyregion/shambhala-sexual-misconduct.html
https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/shambhala-buddhist-project-sunshine.php
https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/new-report-in-shambhala-investigation-sheds-little-light/Content?oid=20512036
Learn more about DARVO, which refers to the reaction perpetrators of wrong doing, particularly sexual offenders, may display in response to being held accountable for their behavior. DARVO stands for "Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender."
https://dynamic.uoregon.edu/jjf/defineDARVO.html

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/astateofmind)

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/astateofmind)

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