As far as I know the writers of the now-famous letter are not pushing for charges to be brought against Sogyal Lakar, which is a shame because without a court case it is going to be much easier for the whole thing to be brushed under the carpet within a year or so.
Valuable views are, however, being exchanged, and I recommend this article as a clear statement of where we are in late October 2017:
Is the mindfulness meditation that has become popular in recent years a form of Buddhism in disguise?
A good question, although some might deny it hotly. Some of these movements claim to be fully secularized, perhaps to have “abandoned the cultural baggage” of Buddhism. All the same, they often still enjoy the cachet of having roots in the mysterious Orient, so the question remains a fair one.
From the traditional point of view, the answer is surely a clear Read more
The musical style is typically westernised Chinese, but I do have a special soft spot for the clip, since the highly pixellated version of the rotating mantra at the beginning (from 9 seconds through to about 25 seconds) has been lifted from a DOS (yes!) graphic I wrote in around 1992! Read more