“A Warning Letter from Lama Ole Nydahl: Don’t Mix Tantric Methods and Teachers”

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This amused me on a number of levels.

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4 responses to ““A Warning Letter from Lama Ole Nydahl: Don’t Mix Tantric Methods and Teachers”

  1. Dear Bill in the 70s and 80s all were welcome and it caused a lot of confusion and troubles for many otherwise well functioning groups and centers. I “think” he is right, too many cooks spoil the soup.
    Who here is a lama and has such experience running such an organization with 1000s of students for over 45 years can be the judge.
    He does not control us we can go anywhere, anytime to any teacher but he advises us against it.

    QP

    • Historically we are talking about the early translation period of Tibetan Buddhism in the West before the China’s sinicization of Tibetan Buddhism characteristic of the new translation period of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

      Early translation Tibetan Buddhism in the West was an alternative to Western organized religion.

      Towards the end of the early translation period we have the rise of Buddhist franchises such as Diamondway Buddhism and the limits of organizing Tibetan Buddhists in the West such as keeping everyone on the same page and happy about it.

      What we have here is an example of the limits of Franchise Buddhism.

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