"These people" seem to be a crowd of two, with hardly any comments on their um, website. No serious influence, I would hope.
Yup, they are trying, though, through Facebook, etc. I posted briefly a few ridiculous quotes from the woman half of the team on here yesterday, but then I deleted the thread because I wasn't QUITE sure how full of crap they were. Now, I am happy to link them to this site so any curious Googlers will find this site and realize they are junk... because after I took a few minutes to peruse the site and re-evaluate her comments I realized this dynamic duo are TOTALLY full of crap.
There is a funny Facebook post she made about a year ago on Karmapa's page that begins:
"I have come across an unpublished manuscript of one Dzogchen practitioner’s journey to enlightenment. I do feel that this might be a valuable document that could benefit the Dzogchen community. It is quite controversial in terms of content but it clearly adheres strictly to core Dzogchen principles."
It's really long and rambling and the funny part is, besides being obvious b.s. marketing crap, nobody responded at all. Here it is: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=1 ... opic=12662
Check out the contents of that e-book and ask yourself why a book about Dzogchen should have so many drug culture new agey bs references. Then, notice the link in the side panel about drug use in Tibetan culture. She calls herself a "psychedelic" writer and judging by her Facebook photos clearly enjoys a shroom or 8 every now and again (sorry to judge a book by it's cover like that, but it's pretty obvious, imo, as a fairly young guy who used to do plenty of psychedelics myself).
Apparently, the e-book author hired this young woman to design the website (it looks very pretty, I might add) and in the process she became a Dzogchen master, too.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron