I see this on other threads as well
It's like some kind of witch-hunt to 'purify' Tibetan Buddhism of the evil demon on sectarianism by being sectarian!
Very few. And the board where Caz is moderator allows thread after thread of anti-Dalai Lama lies and hatred. So until you clean house over there, neither of you are in a position to criticize dharma wheel. Your gurus name has never been mentioned here, so relax.
As for the letter, I doubt there was any threat. Your teacher was just at a huge teaching event and everyone is fine.
It is more a way to use emotion to rally the troops when the cause is waning.
I don't really believe that you and Caz are that interested in participating on this board in the sense that most members participate. The scope of your postings is limited to "defending your cause", hardly a solid basis for dialogue.
Is that not attachment and aversion, the very inner poisons that Buddha advised us to abandon in all his teachings?
I don't know how you can advocate abandoning the inner poisons (one of which is hatred) and in the same posting defend the vile letter in the "Public Announcement", which uses incendiary language and emotional manipulation to tear down a reputation (as the stated goal of website is to achieve its aims through the method of destroying someone's reputation). Since you know the people involved in this website, why not speak up about the hateful language and ill-researched accusations used on it, rather than making lofty comments on moral principles here.
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin