A Clear and Present Danger to a Buddhist Free Press

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Mr. G
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A Clear and Present Danger to a Buddhist Free Press

Postby Mr. G » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:01 pm

A Clear and Present Danger to a Buddhist Free Press by Bill Schwartz

Three months ago I decided I wanted to write a blog for my publisher, Elephant Journal, on the subject of Kunzang Palyul Choling, a Tibetan Buddhist franchise founded by a controversial Palyul lineage tulku. I’m a 2010 Blogisattva Honorable Mention for Political and Opinion blogging by a Buddhist. As a journalist I thought it would make it an interesting column.

Unfortunately, before I was able to even finish my blog I was notified by Waylon Lewis, publisher of Elephant Journal, that he had received threatening phone calls from Kunzang Palyul Choling. Even a law suit without merit could put his magazine out of business. This was no idle threat. So advised, I was in the process of finishing my blog when Waylon notified me that he had received a cease and desist letter from KPC’s lawyer.

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White Lotus
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Re: A Clear and Present Danger to a Buddhist Free Press

Postby White Lotus » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:17 pm

loving kindness!
in any matters of importance. dont rely on me. i may not know what i am talking about. take what i say as mere speculation. i am not ordained. nor do i have a formal training. i do believe though that if i am wrong on any point. there are those on this site who i hope will quickly point out my mistakes.


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