[Buddha-l] Review of a review

Barnaby Thieme bathieme at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 29 16:25:09 MDT 2010

Much as I love to be scornful of Genpo "Roshi" and his Big Whatever lineage, the 5-day retreat I clicked on is $1500 for the general public: 


Looks like that's the standard rate ... ?



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leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction.
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> From: rhayes at unm.edu
> Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:17:32 -0600
> To: buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com
> Subject: Re: [Buddha-l] Review of a review
> On Jun 29, 2010, at 3:48 PM, Franz Metcalf wrote:
> > Quite so. Lacking such an organization, we must go by price. So surely  
> > the 21st century dharma must be best taught by the most expensive  
> > teacher:
> > 
> > http://www.bigmind.org/Big_Heart_Circle_Retreats.html
> > 
> > I believe the going price is $25,000 for five days.
> Hell's bells, I'll give a retreat for $30,000 for a single weekend. People don't even need to show up (thus saving them travel expenses). All they need to do is put the money in my PayPal account. Then they can stay home and spend the weekend believing whatever they want to believe.
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