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But the board members who have kept him on don't include several who left last November, after Stanford asked everyone on the board to sign a document stipulating that they would treat everyone -- including him -- with respect. Stanford says the agreement was not meant to force them not to disagree with him, but he says some of them took it that way.
Since resigning from the Rime Center's board, Dilley may be one of the few members who has handled his disagreements with Stanford in a way that would have pleased the Buddha. He meditated more and just got over it.
"In Buddhism," Dilley says, "We have this idea of revering all lamas. A lot of the prayers say, 'I take refuge in the glorious and holy lamas.' Well, we can see Chuck as one of our greatest teachers, because he presents obstacles."