Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

Postby gavesako » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:06 am

I don't know anything about the author of the Meaningness blog and I don't think that it's his original thought either: he merely compiled some references from books recently published on this subject, in particular "Buddhist Modernism" which has been dealt with extensively by other scholars as well. Whatever conclusions he personally draws from it (the need for more tantric Buddhism in the West) is his business, not something I would endorse.
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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

Postby gendun » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:46 am

Due to the nature of the internet once a person or group has been blacklisted that list tends to get picked up and repeated widely as "received knowledge".
In the case of the Aro a number of senior Tibetan teachers ( this is easily verified ) came forward to endorse the validity of the Aro..whereupon a number of previous opponents ( including " Namdrol " ) made public apologies.

Btw Malcolm ( Namdrol ) no longer identifies himself as a Buddhist.

We are now way off topic.

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

Postby gendun » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:16 pm

Vajracakra was set up by Malcolm and a group of students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu including Dechen Norbu who broke away from Dharma Wheel over the issue of whether it was neccessary to be a Buddhist in order to practice Dzogchen.
Malcolm and others thought not, and so Vajracakra.com was born. However they opened it to Tibetan Buddhists too, in that they are not excluded.

My apologies to the forum mods. I was unsure whether to respond or not as this is all off topic.
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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:39 pm

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

Postby plwk » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:55 pm

So malcolm, as gendun suggested earlier: that you accepted the authenticity of Aro and apologised?

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

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Re: Protestant Buddhism in Asia and the West

Postby Mr Man » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:36 am

Thanks for the post weatherweather. It resonates. It is hard to see how we can collectively move aside from this lava like flow that you describe. It seems like all solutions are immediately engulfed by the cause.


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