smcj wrote:Stuff like this is why I don't suggest to people to become Buddhists.
I suggest people not to go into Tibetan Buddhism. Unless they really, really feel attracted to it.
There are way too many pitfalls, too many ways to fall into the "spiritual materialism" trap, charlatans out there... Your sanga will have a lot of new-agers that will mix everything with angels, indigo kids and such. Then the tradition requieres a lot of time and effort to be genuinely understood or appreciated. And there is no "salvation guaranteed or your money back".
Plus you have to endure attacks, criticism, and derision from the people on the Theravada camp.