Jinzang wrote:The question in my mind is not why is Lama Lodu uncomfortable with Kalu Rinpoche's non-traditional teaching style, but why did he feel so strongly about it that he put up a page on the KDK Center website?
My take on your question is that except for a few notable exceptions Tibetan Lamas are generally very conservative and that's especially true for those of the older generation brought up and trained in Tibet or in India & Nepal in the 30 years since the diaspora. For most of them Tibetan culture and dharma are synonymous and any variation from the traditional methodology is just a step further down the path of degeneration. I think it's probable that even lamas like LLR who are quite familiar with the western way of life firmly believe the traditional way is the best or only way. Maybe they're right because it served them well for over 1000 years and is likely the main reason we are still able to access pure spiritual teachings today but things change and old habits die hard. I'm not surprised he feels so strongly about it but to publicly voice his concerns like that is...well... untraditional.