JKhedrup wrote:This kind of talk is merely sectarian posturing as you said yourself you walked in and walked right out- so you have no deep or meaningful experience of the tradition. You assertion about TB males made me laugh because it shows huge and incorrect assumptions on your part- 70% of those who attend centres of the Tibetan tradition are female. .
So are Christian church goers.
I feel as long as the teacher isn't sexist everything is quite okay. There are so many "-isms" out there that you won't be able to live in peace if you get all worked up about them. So there are sexist buddhists out there - so what! Do you honestly expect that in a sexist society a spiritual institution will be free of it?
As long as we can do our thing the stubborn isms of other (male) people shouldn't be our concern. Fortunately we no longer live in times where women were forced into an existance as mother and wife with a man chosen by our parents and avoiding sexual harrassment is possible too, so why bother with what certain men think or sexism in in the end completely irrelevant religious institutions.