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8 years ago
budhistcke
If the Dharma requires us to check out our teachers before we take them seriously who can we blame if we don't check them out and they are not reliable?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
budhistcke
Can I ask in the Lama Ole group in Rochester UK part of the Diamond Wau UK or some independent set-up?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
budhistcke
This is an interesting point. I once attended a Diamond Way lecture about Mahamudra in London, several hundred people were present (this in itself was a surprise); after an hour or so someone obviously versed in Mahamudra asked a question to Lama Ole from the floor "do you hold any transmission in Mahamudra?". To his credit Lama Ole said he didn't. The person then asked "what
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
budhistcke
Hi Dariusb You have been emailed privately because of your comments here? I found your comments to be reasonable and moderate. Unless the email came from a person who you regard as being mature and stable or unless they hold any reliable Dharma transmission perhaps it's not a big deal. 'Your view is BS my view is right?' If DW Lay teachers write these things, let alone
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
budhistcke
Hi Sceptic Watcher, Thank you, I didn't know that Sharmapa had made this statement. Sharmapa is focussed on removing obstacles to Dharma for his students. If it appears that obstacles exist in the way ex-DW people express themselves it is about causes and conditions rather that Sharmapa deciding to criticise the DW. For the benefit of balance I could say that Lama Ole has also tried to
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
budhistcke
Hi Sceptic Watcher, This point is wider than the concept of ITAS. There are significant works missing from the Buddhist scriptures and some translations from Pali and Sandscrit have deviated from the original works. The most meaningful solution is to fully reconstruct the Kangyur and Tenjur in Pali and Sanscrit to the highest possible level then embark on a translation project with a group of
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
budhistcke
many questions here in the last two posts that I select to comment on: If you took Phowa in the DW, good luck and I hope it was meaningful. Phowa - as some people know Phowa is one of the six yogas of Naropa, traditionally (in the Kagyu way) it is taught on a: three year, three month and three day retreat. (The retreats that are widely dismissed in the DW.) These retreats are wonderful.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
budhistcke
People want to share their experience here for others to read, of course. It's completely OK to see that things we found meaningful yesterday may not have been meaningful after all. This breaking of concepts is essential to development, we will not progress without this 'moving on'. It can feel like a huge thing but it is in fact just the way mind works. We keep moving to
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
budhistcke
Mindfulness - I’m not an expert but have some knowledge of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Whilst all concepts ultimately need to be dissolved, all authentic Buddhist traditions I have experienced make the connection between beneficial and non-beneficial concepts. So it seems that mindfulness is necessary for most of us most of the time. Did the advice you were given come from a reliable teacher?
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