We have heard from many NKT supporters...directly and indirectly.
One of NKT's most prolific defenders created a web site to "tackle" this web site's purported misspellings, misrepresentations, poor journalism, tabloid of urban legends, egregious doctrinal mistakes and historical blunders.
That web site's byline is "Where there's smoke...there's arson," prompting the following commentary...
"My experience of groups and people...normally there is no smoke if there is no fire. I have read in many web sites that this group (NKT) has many issues. If I am trusting my spiritual development to someone, I would like them to have fewer issues than I. It seems, however, this group has more issues.
Do I need to practice with them to develop more bad habits? No, I don't think so.
Do you need to practice with them? It depends. Do you want to be a rotten apple, spiritually dry, blinded...do you want to be involved with a group that hides sexual misconduct of senior students and then fails to apologise or even admit its wrongdoing? Do you want to be part of a group that is only interested in you for what you can do for them?
(referring to previous posts in an Internet blog about NKT entitled, "What kind of Buddhists are these?") Read the above and decide for yourself. We naturally become like those we hang out with. Ask yourself, is this what I want.
Leonard Cohen said 'there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.' There are too many cracks in this one. Even if its only rumor, do you want to have to defend yourself and them and hide the fact that you are practicing with them?
Do yourself a favour, do a web search on kadampa cult, there are far more google hits than for kadampa meditation."
Aptly put. It is time for NKT to let the light in and give up its dark side.