heart wrote:Luke wrote:catmoon wrote:It kind of makes one wonder if they were casing the joint for gold...
They didn't do anything unethical. Most of them seemed friendly and they really enjoyed their master's teaching.
Their recruiting method was very smooth: a man gave me a piece of chocolate...and then tried to get my name and phone number for their contact list. It was like a political campaign or something.
My sangha never actively recruits people; we let them come to us instead.
The sadhana the lama was teaching did seem quite wonderful and extraordinary, but I really wonder how many people can benefit from a completion stage sadhana if they haven't yet completed--or even started--the generation stage.At this point I think it is reasonable that you tell us who this Lama is.
Presumably we're talking about a respected lama. So I would suggest that from here on out we discuss this experience carefully, and as Magnus suggested, knowing who the lama is might put this in a more coherent perspective. I understand Luke's attempts at discretion but the conversation has progressed.