Harold wrote:What I fear are that people can claim that they are "RINPOCHE'S" simply by saying they have students.
The title of RINPOCHE will have no value because anyone with a few students can now use this title.
People with no background in Tibetan Buddhism will be easily conned by these RINPOCHES or should I say WOLVES IN LAMAS ROBES.
This is happening as we speak.
The Tibetans I feel need to put limits on who and when someone can use this title.
Practice the tecqnique as taught by Siddarth Gotama purify the mind and become your own island, then you will not worry about the wolves.