Kuji-In? Hm?

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Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Jikan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:01 pm

:stirthepot:

Some of my acquaintance are involved to some extent with this group, Kuji-In,and their leader "Maha Vajra" or Francois Lepine. He claims to be a Buddhist Acharya on his facebook profile, but which tradition he trained in is anyone's guess. A link:

http://www.kujiin.com

What I notice immediately is how he's cashing in on certain mudra-like gestures. It's spiritual materialism writ large. I'm posting this in the Vajrayana forum in part to call this group out for misrepresenting matters (specifically their relationship to Buddhism), but also to ask people who practice intensively in Tibetan lineages to take a look and see anything specific to Vajrayana outside of Japan has been sucked into this scheme.

I'm certain there are earnest people involved in this group. I'm not trying to break their bones. On the contrary: it would be good if they found a home with an authentic teacher and a steady practice to work with. Here they are, down in the West Texas town of El Paso...

http://www.sukhidevi.com

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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Mr. G » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:28 pm

Ridiculous and sad. :thinking:
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby heart » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:22 pm

I am sorry for your friends but this isn't Buddhism.

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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby tktru » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:01 am

As discussed previously on the former E-Sangha forum, Francois "Maha Vajra" Lepine does not have a legitimate claim to holding lineage in any esoteric Buddhist traditions, and has merely mixed up his own batch of what he's seen Shingon/Tendai Buddhists do.
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Seishin » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:35 am

In this video he claims to be PureLand Bishop with knowledge of Vajrayana.
I remember this being discussed on e-sangha as well.

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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Josef » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:30 pm

I cant believe people actually fall for this stuff.
What a joker.
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Seishin » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:40 am

By pure accident, I found this on youtube;

tktru
Would you mind disclosing when, where, and in whose auspices were you ordained as a Buddhist monk?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4MSQzLbpG8

Here is a link to their website. http://www.hongakujodo.com/

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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Jikan » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:03 pm

I'm bumping this thread because this group seems to be changing their name: mahajrya?

http://www.mahajrya.org

This bit I found of interest:

Expectations (at least one)
* That you train daily
* OR that you promote the QBA
* OR Participate to research
* OR Contribute financially
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Indrajala » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:31 am

Jikan wrote:I'm bumping this thread because this group seems to be changing their name: mahajrya?

http://www.mahajrya.org

This bit I found of interest:

Expectations (at least one)
* That you train daily
* OR that you promote the QBA
* OR Participate to research
* OR Contribute financially



The site and their drafted hierarchy looks like a guild for World of Warcraft.
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Mr. G » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:21 am

Though probably not as fun as World of Warcraft.
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Jikan » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:29 am

I find this depressing, because as I said before, these kinds of programs have a way of drawing well-intentioned and otherwise street-smart people in. How is it that "too good to be true" can be such an effective sell?

Here's another one, by the way.

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=3945
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Re: Kuji-In? Hm?

Postby Jikan » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:23 pm

mr. gordo wrote:Though probably not as fun as World of Warcraft.


It all makes me think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-k4lBVgwDE
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