Does this mean that the IBMC will try to split Paul’s group off from their organization? My understanding is that there are many sincere priests and nuns at the IBMC. Not sure how Paul pulled off merging with them or with the Buddhist Studies Institiute, which is now a part of the College of Zen Buddhist Studies. Now 5M priests have taken Vietnamese names! As for Bill, he tries, but I lost respect for him when he reprimanded me on Facebook! Whether or not others ordained through 5M will stay is an open question. No matter; they are free to move things forward, if they can, and we are free from them.
Just unfriended Paul and a few others from 5M. I don’t have to use him as a reference because my reputation remains pretty good. I unfriended from the 5M order’s web page as well. The less I’m connected, the better!