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There has been plenty of criticism of Christianity and Islam. So, I thought I would include here some valid criticism of Buddhism.
Buddha's Not Smiling - Uncovering Corruption at the Heart of Tibetan Buddhism Today
"This book is about corruption in Tibetan Buddhism, but not about sex scandals. We have already. seen discussions about Buddhist teachers, particularly well known Zen masters and Tibetan lamas, having romantic affairs with their students, especially those from Western countries."
http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Not-Smili ... 760&sr=8-2
Lama's sexual abuse on his women students.
"With the blessings of the Dalai Lama, a group of American Buddhist women have launched a campaign to expose the alleged sexual misconduct of a prominent Tibetan lama and best-selling author."
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=9 ... topic=5757
The Shadow of the Dalai Lama (free book with detailed criticism)
Site Critical of Tibetan Buddhism: The Lama system is a complicated system of sex abuse, abuse of meditation and finally abuse of the whole universe.
http://tantrismuskritik.blogspot.com/se ... 20Buddhism
THE DIAMOND WAY CULT
Lama Ole Nydahl claims to be a Tibetan Lama and is fairly influencial in Europe. He is also militantly anti Islamic. Some claim that he has had sex with over 500 of his students.
http://diamondwaycult.blogspot.com/2008 ... -cult.html
http://diamondwaycult.blogspot.com/2010 ... onies.html
Secrets of a Tibetan Lama PUA
"It is axiomatic that women will perceive any man as dominant who commands the devotion of all other men. Jones conquered women by surrounding himself with subservient male devotees. During all-night drug and drinking parties, Jones would deploy his male devotees to separate women from their boyfriends or husbands. Jones would then make his move on the new woman. By morning, she would have discovered a new form of bliss in the arms of the guru, and her ordinary lover would have his ego reduced to the size of a pin. Unable to leave his woman behind, and equally unable to argue her away from Jones, the cuckolded man would often become a new devotee. Thus Jones acquired two TIDS victims for the price of one."
Yes, there have certainly been Tibetan lamas who acted unethically, but they are in the minority. However, unless you have personally met and observed many lamas, you shouldn't start talking trash about all of them. Many Tibetan lamas have amazing wisdom and compassion and quite literally wouldn't hurt a fly.
And yes, some Tibetan Buddhist organizations, such Diamond Way and the NKT, often act like cults.
There are some corrupt people in every religion and Buddhism is no exception because unenlightened people are still quite fallible no matter which label they stick on themselves.
Can you give us the names of the goods ones you met? It would be useful information for the forum.
i am interested in knowing dalai's money trail, specifically how much money he gets from the cia, and how the cia justifies paying him. he is labeled as a man of peace, yet he encourages people to light themselves on fire, and for tibetans to start riots.
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