i think it doesn't have to be.
i've met following accusations:
Accusation 1: That we tell that our Way is differing from Buddhism.
Answer 1: i do not think that's true, never heard nor met anything that would confirm this accusation.
Accusation 2: We tell that Lama Ole's Diamond Way is Superior to other schools.
Answer 2: i do not think in terms of superior & inferior schools. i know there are differencies in methods, that there's Modest Way - leading to Liberation, Great Way - Leading to Enlightenment and Diamond Way - super fast Way leading to Enlightenment, a part of Great Way. People with bad karma are not denied the Way. i could meditate, i think progress is hard but then those who purify worse karma Shine as Great Diamonds, are Heroes. It's not about barrier for 'Inferior Development', it's more about 'Lack of Motivation' barrier of those who do not wish to involve themselves so much. Diamond Way is super fast thanks to Guru Rinpoche's lessons, the Guru Yoga. Diamond Way is present in other Schools than Lama Ole's Diamond Way as well. Fast development has it's price - trust & identification with Lama. Not everyone is willing to accept that way, i respect other schools. Wisdom & Compassion are very important for me, these are methods of Great Way & Diamond Way - but please do not deny us praising merits of Diamond Way, even if You choose to not follow it.
Accusation 3: Lama Ole's Diamond Way is a Sect who berates & insults other schools as worse.
Answer 3: As above, i only tell benefits & price of really fast development, while respecting other schools. Shamar Rinpoche's lessons are of non-sectarian nature as well. Shamar Rinpoche is the most important student of Buddha Karmapa, the very important part of Lama Ole's Diamond Way. Sect is a division, separation & a movement of religious protest. i read Hannah Nydahl's lesson that we can avoid sectarian accusations by taking refuge in Lesson, instead of Teacher.
... after participating in these arguments, i've contacted a Bhutanese Monk from Ogyen Trinley Dorje's School, with words:
'hello, how i can be of less sectarian divisions between our schools? how can i help & learn? Thanks for Your time & effort.'
later i added:
'i can take Refuge in Lessons but not in Teachers'.
it was this Monk's merit however, for reaching for me first - he clearly wishes to abolish such obstacles as well.
i think that even rivalring Buddhist Schools can try to come to terms, to learn & benefit each others.
... how this will evolve, we shall see.
What is a Sect?
i think a sect is a group of religious protest, a group that separates.
for more, see if You wish: About Sects, Sects, Understanding Fear of Sects.
May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,
May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,
May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,
May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.
OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG
OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
Namaste, blessed be.