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by sankappa
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money
Replies: 86
Views: 15111

Re: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money

Exactly. Anyone who thinks that the Dhamma is provided without someone paying is kidding themselves. Hi Mike, I don't think anyone is saying that there should not be some form of payment for Dhamma, but that this transaction needs to occur by dana and not be part of the orthodox worldly economy of ...
by sankappa
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money
Replies: 86
Views: 15111

Re: the ethics of lay teachers who charge money

I recently attended a retreat that was led by a lay teacher. While the cost of the food and accommodation was a set cost, any payment to the teacher was by dana. The teacher gave a very inspired talk explaining that Dhamma is not part of the orthodox economy, but part of the economy of the gift (dan...