Here's a podcast interview from Sweeping Zen, where Foster talks about his new online Buddhist "university", with it 2.5 faculty, and $10,020 price tag (while the fine print says everyone gets a "scholarship" making the actual cost "only" $1800. Wow. What a deal.)http://hw.libsyn.com/p/3/a/5/3a51cb82f1 ... e6b86ba738
Listening to this and knowing the little I do about this guy, I find the whole thing extremely questionable. I like how he starts by saying "I'm really not very interesting" - which by his tone you know he doesn't believe whatsoever - then he immediately starts with "I've practiced Buddhism for 26 years", listing all of his ordinations and various traditions and teachers, and goes on at length about all his insights into Buddhism granted from his vast experience in every style of Dharma.
This, from a guy whose only actually confirmed teacher, that he claims to be a Zen Master in the lineage of, he studied with for it appears no more than a few years, whose own record is highly suspect, and with whom he seems to have broken on terms so poor all mention of his name has been very recently excised (save for Foster's listing of his lineage back to Buddha, where he includes himself as the most recent addition) and all official connections severed. Pee ew.