Dearest Diamond Way students and friends, A few words of timely advice: I understand that many of you, who haven’t had the Phowa practice yet, are now looking to receive this timeless experience. Recently, at […]
Tag: New Religious Movements
Andrea Ballance is a survivor of the Buddhist group NKT and tells ASLI “I have lived through PTSD and RT (religious trauma). I feel that I have something to say that can help people. I feel art in all its facets has an important role to play in an individual’s health and the health of our whole society”.
The Imperfect Buddha Podcast 3.2: Tenzin Peljor is in the house!
Matthew O’Connor from the Post-Traditional Buddhism blog made recently an interview with me. I didn’t listen to it yet. Hopefully it is somewhat meaningful. At least, I spoke from heart and tried to be honest. […]
Cults, Cultish Shennanigans & Buddhist Groups
From Matthew O’Connell’s Post-Traditional Buddhism: Episode 3.1 at Soundcloud. Here it is, finally, after a long wait, episode 3.1 of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast. We get ‘culty’ in this one, discussing Buddhists cults, cultish behaviour […]
Religious Trauma Syndrome – Leaving a Religious Extremist or Fundamentalist Group
Yesterday I met a friend I have not seen since 20 years. He was quite amazed to hear that on my encounter with Buddhism I got sucked into Buddhist cults (NKT, GTC). He wondered […]
How are newcomers introduced to the Dorje Shugden issues in the New Kadampa Tradition?
Question: Is there any NKT documentation that talks about when to introduce the Dorje Shugden issues to new students? Is there a deliberate policy of concealment and delay in introducing this until people are ‘too […]