Announcement of the resignations from the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives of three senior monks from the North Cascades Buddhist Priory:
It is with sadness that we have to announce the resignations from the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives of three senior monks from the North Cascades Buddhist Priory: the Prior, Rev. Master Koshin Schomberg, and Rev. Master Teijo Stimac and Rev. Master Mokushin Hart. We very much regret their decisions to train outside of the framework and jurisdiction of our Order. The North Cascades Buddhist Priory is therefore no longer a temple of the Order, and the Order bears no responsibility for its activities.
We are beginning to work on resolving the many questions that are now before us having to do with the status of the other monastic members of the NCBP community and other Order members who have a formal relationship with any of the three monks who have resigned.
Anyone having questions or concerns about this matter should feel free to contact any temple or senior monk of the Order.
Rev. Haryo Young
Head of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives
March 22nd 2011
Update: July 10th 2011. In addition to the monks mentioned above, the following monastic disciples of Rev. Master Koshin have resigned from the Order: Rev. Master Basil Singer, Rev. Master Hector Van der Marel, Rev. Master Olaf Miller, Rev. Clement Siddoway, Rev. Bennet Laraway and Rev. Winola Fulcher. Also, Westerwolder Dharma Toevlucht, Bourtange, The Netherlands, is no longer a temple of the Order.