My g/f has an older female friend who, tbh, seems like a harmless oddball. But she is OCD about Buddism. Or should I say, SGI Buddism. See link SGI UK Website Now, I do not profess to be a Buddist expert, or even, as my user name suggests, very enlightened. But I see what I see, and what I see is tantamout to cultish and controlling behaviours, such as a compulsion to chant, lest 'bad things' happen to you. And they seem to also actively recruit, another thing which made me uneasy. Not to mention the 'membership fee' if you want to be a 'full member'.. Surely one does not need such rigid rules and money to practice true Buddism? Imo, this particular group tend to target fairly young, but troubled individuals, esp female, and use social pressure to ensure that they attend meetings, etc.. Am I making a fuss about nothing?