Mr. G wrote:Well I don't mind leaving it open for the time being if someone can provide answers into who this teacher is, lineage, etc.
OK. Maybe there is something to be learned which will be in the interests of those seeking a guru.
Here's the link to the organisation and event: http://mahameditation.org/
I have asked for reports from oncologists which confirm the ability to cure cancer etc.
I have asked for details about transmission of Tantra being taught.
I have also asked for information on fees. $3m for a single project points to great wealth:http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/1 ... -Rust-Belt
The website has no information at all on fees, so let's see what you get at the advertised event:''A transformative 3 day Maha Meditation class, taught by Holy Master Ziguang Shang Shi, suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners.''
What you will get in the class includes:
Mantras and mudras.
A 'transmission' of energy.
A 'secret code' which 'unlocks the potential' for self-healing.
And possibly 'miraculous'recovery from serious mental or physical illness.
Due to words like 'potential' and 'energy' and 'benefits can vary...' the publicity is very clever in not actually promising anything at all - which is possibly what most will get.
Here's what I have asked elsewhere, and I don't mind if the answer is made here:
''Your original post here was not about your experience, it was spam about an event.
How much does the event cost, I wonder? Can you tell us? Surely it is not a secret.
If you can talk of having received something through this teacher, please explain what. Please also explain how he has the vast wealth necessary for the projects detailed in 't' 's link:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/04/1 ... -Rust-Belt
''But on March 31, the group’s spokesperson Jenny Wong told the Amsterdam Recorder that there was still no final decision about abandoning the approximately $3 million in local property, which included two former Catholic churches and a vacant summer camp a few miles away in rural Ephratah.''
Was the $3m dollars accumulated through teaching Buddhadharma for a fee? I hope not.
Which lineage declared him a 'Holy Master' and which Vaja Master transmitted the mantras and mudras to him ?
Finally, please answer my question about his healing powers - evidence from a properly qualified oncologist after proper research is acceptable, anecdotes without proper specialist medical examination are not.
You seem shy, as your teacher claims these powers, to declare him to be a living Buddha, and explain how you are able to recognise him as one. And please avoid the technique of quoting how he is a Buddha and can cure cancer because a disciple said so.
I'll be most surprised if we do not find that there is no evidence backed by proper medical research. By now, your teacher would have received huge international acclaim if there was, and cancer services worldwide would be hugely transformed.
Equally, if a disciple calls their teacher a Buddha, it is not evidence which stands up to scrutiny - can he display omniscience, maybe?
I understand that it is hard to see what is truly happening in an organisation whilst within it, but I urge you to seek appropriate advice.
I write out of compassion, so I truly desire what is best for you, and also best for anyone reading such publicity. I can't declare your organisation a cult and cannot declare your teacher a fraud, and it would be wrong to attack your path, but I think if you arrive on a forum to publicise your Master and take no part in the rest of the forum, the least you can do is answer a few simple questions.