Retreat with Stewart Jarvis, Diamond Way - any experience??

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Retreat with Stewart Jarvis, Diamond Way - any experience??

Post by Dan74 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:13 pm

Hello Folks!

A friend of my wife's has gone to this retreat and she is very worried after a few controversial things I told her about Lama Ole and the organisation.

Now I am not interested in stirring up a hornet's nest but wondering if anyone here has had personal experience with this teacher and what one can expect.

Thank you very much!

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Re: Retreat with Stewart Jarvis, Diamond Way - any experienc

Post by Grigoris » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:29 pm

I wouldn't worry about it too much, I have yet to meet a Diamond Way practitioner that eats babies or takes part in human sacrfices. Generally they are a pretty amiable and harmless bunch.
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Re: Retreat with Stewart Jarvis, Diamond Way - any experienc

Post by emaho » Thu May 02, 2013 6:57 am

Maybe this is interesting for you:

http://de.scribd.com/doc/138981728/E-Sa ... Discussion


it's the old E-Sangha discussion on Ole Nydahl. It's a couple of years old, but imho it contains some very interesting thoughts and information on the topic.
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Re: Retreat with Stewart Jarvis, Diamond Way - any experienc

Post by Dan74 » Sun May 19, 2013 12:38 pm

Thanks, folks! The person in question came back from the retreat unscathed and fairly unimpressed from what I've heard. He's been frequenting a Theravada centre for some years, I believe and Diamond Way is probably more unlike Theravada than any other Tibetan lineage?

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Re: Retreat with Stewart Jarvis, Diamond Way - any experienc

Post by DGA » Sun May 19, 2013 10:15 pm

Dan74 wrote:He's been frequenting a Theravada centre for some years, I believe and Diamond Way is probably more unlike Theravada than any other Tibetan lineage?
:shrug: Hard to say, as there are so many variables by which to measure this difference.

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