MrDistracted wrote:Controversies? I've looked at the other 3 posts you've posted today and you seem to ask about controversy alot. If you are looking for it you will find anywhere, I'm sure. But none that I have heard of, and certainly none that I would take seriously...Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is as authentic and courageous and kind as they come, is held in high regard by many lineage holders and in my mind he is Manjushri in person.
What is it exactly that you're trying to find out? You say that there are things that the websites don't reveal... What are you looking for?
I find 'propaganda' and 'dissenting voices' rather strange terminology, though.
Sergei wrote:What is it exactly that you're trying to find out? You say that there are things that the websites don't reveal... What are you looking for?
Well, to begin with, how many followers / students does he have? What languages do they speak? Which deity practices do they do? (The Dharma Gar paragraph copied above refers to them, but does not say what they are.)
I found this site like, yesterday and used the opportunity to ask questions I'd been wondering about since the demise of e-sangha, but had no where else to ask. Tsem Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche are similar in some ways, e.g. in their attempts to modernize or adapt their presentation of the dharma to a globalized audience. I don't think it's unreasonable of me to seek out dissenting voices, when the main source of information about either of them is their own propaganda. Perhaps it is wicked of me, but if there are criticisms, I would like to learn about them in a timely fashion.
Sergei wrote:I was not aware of the Sakya connection. Is this because of Ris med, or is it more than that? (There are a lot of Nyingma / Kargyud dual-identified lamas around, but I haven't heard of this combination.)
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