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Re: [Meditation Society of America] Buddhist Meditation Rift

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  • Papajeff
    That s great, Sean! I burst out laughing when I read your question. Wonderful.
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 14, 2009
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      That's great, Sean! I burst
      out laughing when I read
      your question. Wonderful.


      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, sean tremblay <bethjams9@...> wrote:
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      > Question:
      > Is there a wrong way to meditate?
      >
      > --- On Thu, 11/12/09, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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      > From: medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Buddhist Meditation Rift
      > To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009, 10:00 AM
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      >  
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      > We received an email today about a Buddhist Meditation
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      > Centre in England that said it "is authorative (as it
      >
      > put it in bold letters)and 10 years old.
      >
      > We have been running for 25 years and are one of
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      > the longest running Buddhist Meditation Retreat
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      > Centres in the UK.
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      >
      > We would like to be included in the links section of
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      > your website and we would be willing to pay for the
      >
      > listing."
      >
      > Here is their URL:
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      > http://www.madhyama ka.org/
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      >
      >
      > Having never heard of them before, I Googled and
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      > found from the below listed URL of a BBC report
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      > that there is a dispute with the Dalai Lama about
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      > their authenticity.
      >
      > The URL of the BBC report (which I have no way of
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      > knowing is "real" and if real, is factual), is:
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      > http://tinyurl. com/yk3x3pw
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      >
      >
      > So, because I don't know what will happen relative
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      > to it being placed on our links list*, I do think I
      >
      > should let you know about them as I have great good
      >
      > feelings about the Dalai Lama, who has been kind enough
      >
      > to support the Meditation Society of America and
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      > blessed us by being a contributor to our newsletter,
      >
      > The Inner Traveler, and the strong feelings the BBC
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      > article indicates he has about the "New Kadampa Tradition".
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      >
      >
      > In any event, I do find it interesting in a way
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      > similar to when we see one religion saying that another
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      > one is worshiping the Devil and the other claiming
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      > they are actually worshiping God. In any event, I think
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      > that beyond being interesting, I should alert you to
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      > what I certainly don't definitively know would be a
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      > beneficial or non-beneficial meditation practice that you
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      > may consider getting involved with at one time,
      >
      > in your times.
      >
      >
      >
      > Peace and blessings,
      >
      > Bob
      >
      >
      >
      > * PS: We always refuse being paid for adding links to
      >
      > our site. I usually just forward the dozens of requests
      >
      > we receive every week to our web-master, who usually
      >
      > only adds one or two a year to our Links section of
      >
      > Meditation Station. That's why we have the least amount
      >
      > of links of any other similar Meditation site, even though
      >
      > having many is supposed to be one of the mains keys to
      >
      > being highly rated. But, this hasn't seemed to affect us
      >
      > as we usually are in the very top listings for Meditation
      >
      > Techniques anyway. BTW, I'm hoping that our web master reads
      >
      > this and reconsiders and starts spending some time on
      >
      > the site. We appreciate how great a job he has done on
      >
      > it and recognize that he is a very busy person and
      >
      > so very bliss-full that work, family and other things
      >
      > that are ongoing "in the moment" (where he is all of
      >
      > the time) are his reality. But...we have a lot of new
      >
      > material that could be added to the site as well as
      >
      > many (I think) worthy links and I think this would be
      >
      > beneficial to those who look to the site for "how to"
      >
      > ways to evolve in consciousness, and the concepts that
      >
      > could help reduce their stress, sharpen the senses,
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      > help with their suffering and health, and all the other
      >
      > "etc's" that meditation offers. So, as I said, I hope
      >
      > our web master will soon help our site evolve at a
      >
      > bit greater rate.
      >
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