Constant requests for money and reminders to pay subscription fees and a pyramid fashion campaign towards obtaining property for retreat centers are something I have hard evidence of, its only out of a sense of morals and respect for others that I for one havent published what I could. Read back through the threads here and you will see that it wouldnt be unheard of for someone (DW member) to throw my statements back at me, DW is so intolerant and demanding of the student that it breeds intolerence in those who are struggling to work with their inner selves, the very people that DW attracts.
I truly understand this concern as I would be the first one to criticise this behaviour and turn away from such a group. In fact at the first lecture that I visited I asked the lady at the cash-counter "why the lecture is so expensive(9,- Deutsch Marks=4,50 Euro) and why it cost money at all" She turned red and answered that the hall the lecture was held in costs money to rent it.
So I´m very cautious when it comes to money and pressure to pay for literature entrance fee etc.In 12 years I´ve never been asked once to become a member and pay money regularly.
I moved house 4 times and have been visting 5 centers regularly, but nobody ever asked me nor put any pressure on me to become a paying member or a member at all, ever! Still I was able to borrow all books for a little fee of 50cents to 1 euro per week(which you also do at a public library).
So please don´t hesitate presenting the facts you speak about. I would like to check them. A confrontation might be the consequence, but the result would benefit many.
Ole is back on his right wing agenda, just go to You Tube to hear his latest slightly toned down attack on Muslims. Has Ole ever travelled to a Muslim country, I doubt it, maybe you can enlighten me?
I, for one am presenting facts, hopefully this makes things clearer for you, can you truly say that Ole presents facts?????
Though he´s not a big friend of Islam he was teaching Istanbul but there was no feedback of any kind.
Not naming the reasons why he thinks Islam is a danger and throwing the right-wing-agenda at him is a bit indifferent and a bit too easy.
What is a right wing person? I would say that´s someone who is very conservative and consequently dislike everything foreign to him, with the following characteristics: homophobic, xenophobic, fascistic, anti-Semitic.
Now let´s take the different characteristics:homophobic:
already 12 years ago he stated that in his younger days he thought that(I quote freely) "homosexuals have big difficulties of practising Vajrayana Buddhism as they don´t feel attracted to women, which might cause complications when working with inner energies. However he now(12 years ago) knows that he was completely wrong about it." In fact nearly at every lecture he´s to give up on his earlier "homophobic" statments.xenophobic
This surely isn´t one of Oles characteristics as he has students and centers all around the world, al continents and all colours.fascistic
See above and below, I´d rather anarchistic or free-minded also taking his biography into account.anti-Semitic
also not the case he is a big fan of Israel and there 6 DW-Buddhist groups there.
All in all I wouldn´t call him a right wing minded person but politically uncorrect(these are 2 different things).
There are good reasons to dislike Islam and to see certain dangers in it, but this is not the topic of this thread.