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So, i'm looking for buddhist centres in my locality and found a couple, one of which is the Western Buddhist Order. I haven't actually been yet, but plan to when my shifts allow. With what has been said about dodgy teachers though, i thought it best to ask some questions.
Apparently there exists some contoversy, something about 'technically valid ordination' - which they don't subscribe to. You can see their side of the story here:
Also it mentions the founder having sexual relations with students. A sexually active monk? That doesn't sound right to me.
They also say they are a very liberal branch of buddhism, but i'm not sure what this means - guess i'll find out when i go as i'm interested to find out myself.
Anyway, i'd appreciate any input on this one, thank guys.