It would be a sad day if members of NKT find that in custody disputes over children, mere membership is used against them to justify not being allowed contact with their children - as happens not infrequently with some of the better known new religion movements who come to the attention of such "cult experts" as Ian Haworth!
Ian Howarth, of the support group the Cult Information Centre, said: "We have certainly had complaints about NKT activities, and we are very concerned about them...Both the NKT and the FWBO are accused of aggressive recruitment, contradicting the normal Buddhist etiquette of responding to invitation. As a consequence they have become Britain's richest and fastest growing Buddhist organisations."
Newsweek: "It has also been denounced by the London press and the Dalai Lama as a cult that fleeces its own followers."
Sera Je Monastery: "We sincerely hope that the cult leader and his fanatical supporters go through this and think twice before their vitriolic outpourings on the holy person of the Dalai Lama."
David Kay: "The emergence of the NKT is thus described as the growth of a 'personality cult', orchestrated by a 'totally unscrupulous rogue geshe' through the 'cynical manipulation' of students and the 'transference of [their] loyalty and devotion' via the practice of guru devotion."
References from credible sources to the NKT cult are numerous.