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Offline StarryNightshade

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Shinnyo-en Buddhism?
« on: December 24, 2013, 11:50:19 am »
http://www.shinnyoen.org/index.html

Does anyone know anything about this organization? All I can figure out is that it is a lay organization which branched from Shingon and is sometimes referred to as a "cult" in some ways like how SGI is sometimes referred to as a cult.

Are the cult allegations warranted? Is it just simply another school/organization? Or is it something to steer clear from? Many don't like that the head of Shinyyo-en is referred to as "Her Holiness" and, while I can see how this can be an issue for many, is a title like that really that cult-ish? The Dalai Lama is almost always referred to as "His Holiness" and no one bats an eye.

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Re: Shinnyo-en Buddhism?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 06:19:16 pm »
As far as I'm aware, the criticism of the Shinnyo-en sect is two-fold, due to its emphasis on spiritual mediumship and the overt nepotism present in the organization's leadership, hence its designation as a new religious movement and cult, so caution with such a group is certainly warranted.

 


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