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@Takuan - thanks.Anyone with personal experience of that lineage?
Except for the little problem of Trungpa and associated scandals, his "Regent" who passed AIDS on to students, Kalu Rinpoche and the June Campbell brouhaha....personally, I'm wary of the Kagyu, though there are also good, ethical teachers in that tradition. But one should always ask and investigate.
A few small fish in a very big and historically significant sea. If Karma Kagyu has only those incidents to darken their reputation in the entire history of the lineage, well, it sort of speaks for itself. What you mention is confined to a few people in the 20th Century. Across the world, the lineage seems to be holding its own rather well.
P.S. Paul--the Karmapa controversy isn't relevant to the question you're asking. You're asking about student-teacher relations. Anyway, yeah, the Karmapa issue is sad.
@person,The reason I'm asking is that there is an event near me led by one of his students. Also there is a meditation group, and I like to research the groups that are around.