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by erikdr
Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: RUTH KELLY CONFIRMS POLICE INVESTIGATING ST. JAMES
Replies: 47
Views: 17368

Okay, this time I think I'd mostly back Chittani. After all, reincarnation (or to say it better rebirth) is also very important inside Buddhism but not at all a dogma. Whilst probably it can not be proven by reason alone, people's experiences (meditative reflection, out-of-body experiences, near-dea...
by erikdr
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: RUTH KELLY CONFIRMS POLICE INVESTIGATING ST. JAMES
Replies: 47
Views: 17368

Win-win?

Hi Chittani, You got me there at Advaita Vedanta is one of the most sophisticated and subtle philosophies there are, not the rag-bag of tuppeny sayings you might think from listening to some so-called teachers. It's designed to stand up in straight arguments with advanced Buddhist thought ... Becaus...
by erikdr
Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: SES is an organisation, not a cult
Replies: 4
Views: 3212

Wiki

Well it looks at least to some extent balanced. Further on in the story you get an overview of main criticisms, clearly mentioning the word Cult and the HounanHogg book and some government research. Wiki will always allow suggestions to change the text, but with keeping it in SOME way balanced. Do l...
by erikdr
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: School of Meditation
Replies: 8
Views: 3771

SOM

Yes, Tom is right. The SOM is not only a fallback mechanism for individuals but also for groups. At the first schism inside Dutch SES, in the early nineties, the 'Stichting Filosofie en Meditatie' (SFM) was formed. Including at least 10 ex-tutors, some quite senior, of SES. They continued the link w...
by erikdr
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Physical abuse by teachers in Netherlands
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

More British than SES

Hmmm... On I thought that the only schools in trouble for physical abuse were in Britain. I'd refer you back to earlier threads about Platoschool. And as I wrote: But it was definitely not only him using physical violence, the practice was widespread To summarise: * Board and head master had to resi...
by erikdr
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Physical abuse by teachers in Netherlands
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Abuse Netherlands

Hmmm.. as far as I remember most of it was posted earlier in the forum or possibly in an earlier e-mail to Jellybaby. In brief: * Head master, Mr. Eric Sluyter, had to take responsibility and got fired. But it was definitely not only him using physical violence, the practice was widespread (due to e...
by erikdr
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Media Coverage
Replies: 28
Views: 12791

Curriculum of school

Only on Only the Sydney SES/SOP seems to still offer classes in the Economic theories that underpinned the SES -- has anyone any further information on this ? This is also still a subject in the Dutch schools, both in the SES-following 'SvPFenS' and the original SvF which now has become an independe...
by erikdr
Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Bequests
Replies: 19
Views: 9048

Policital views of SES

Erikdr, which Shankaracharya is Paul van Oyen affiliated with now? http://www.rediff.com turns up some very interesting stories about all of them, including the modern addition of a fifth seat in Tamil Nadu Hi NYC, The Shringeri one. According to Paul much more authentic than the one Mr. Lambie and...
by erikdr
Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Bequests
Replies: 19
Views: 9048

Policital views of SES

The viewpoint of Sir McLaren could be 'rightly represented'. When last year I met Paul van Ooyen, ex-head of Dutch SES and now still into Gurdjieff/Vedanta but with a new 'organisationless organisation' which does look less cultish to me than SES, I asked him about his viewpoint on the Indian caste ...
by erikdr
Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Bequests
Replies: 19
Views: 9048

Bequests

Is there any Hindu doctrine that "buys" salvation or needs demonstration of faith by giving alms that anyone knows? The Illoura centre in St Kilda (an ex mansion ) is also owned by the SOP . Definitely. It is much in the Indian culture and also in almost all South Asian Buddhist Countries. It is ca...
by erikdr
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The substance of SES teachings.
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Bathwater vs. baby

Since you have adopted the Buddhist path (which I understand is an outgrowth of the Hindu system not unlike Christianity from Judeaism ) can you testify to any enlightenment experience that is beyond the normal range of brain function ? I respect the observable calming effect of Buddhist practice (...
by erikdr
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: The substance of SES teachings.
Replies: 6
Views: 3841

Substance?

Hi Ross, Quite a difficult point I am afraid. Because now that we are not talking about something scientific, on what basis would you like to agree with me and many others on what is bath water and what is a valuable baby? I'd rather try to distinguish inside SES what is cultish and what is 'normal ...
by erikdr
Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Famous people throughout the world attending the school
Replies: 24
Views: 13679

Celebs....

I haven't got a copy of the great book "secret cult", can you please describe what is mentioned in here? You'll have to wait at least 2-3 weeks, I'm overloaded with many activities at present. If someone else in the forum likes PLEASE do this 'small' job, there are plenty around as far as I've read...
by erikdr
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Famous people throughout the world attending the school
Replies: 24
Views: 13679

(In)famous..

Well, to add a minor one: The long-time head of the Brussels school, Henry (van der) Schoup, is a locally well-known television journalist. Both for Dutch and Belgian TV AFIK. Did in-depth interviews for many late night news reports etc... In the Secret Cult also there is a section mentioning quite ...
by erikdr
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Legal action by SES in Holland regarding real estate?
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Lawsuit

Hi Mile c.s., All I know is that the Kruik-groep (the one with SES links) lost the initial lawsuit and had to vacate Eeghenlaan and the other buildings. Eeghenlaan is now rented out by the Viottastraat-groep (carrying the old SvF name) to the Roos New Age centre, whilst they use the Viottastraat-bui...

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