Does she make sense to you? If yes, why? If not, why?
All good comments.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounds_True
If you go to the Sounds True website and read Tami's blogs and interviews, I think you can understand where she is coming from better.
You can Google,
tami simon blog
For example:http://worldwidetippingpoint.com/2012/0 ... at-a-time/
My take is that she is a serious person and is working through the implications and demands of an evolved, and evolving, spiritual AND business practice and I have respect for what she is trying to do.
Some of her points are very very good.
"Buddhist Geeks charges a lot of money to attend, but then allows free web streaming."
Hmmmnnnn - ChNNR?
"Commerce can be applied to increase access to the teachings."
HMMMNNN, in most Dharma centers, written materials are bootlegged and circulated by xerox, and same with CDs and DVDs. No one has ever been sued.
"You need to honor and respect everyone in your ecosystem." I am curious how Sounds True honors those who cannot afford their products, or are the poor considered outside their ecosystem?
Looks like lots of low cost / no cost suff on their site.
The "True" Buddhist ecosystem has no limits as to who can get the teachings. What happens to a poor person who wants something from "Sounds True?"
I would be curious if anyone has tested Sounds True's good will by writing to them to request an item for free, because you need it for your practice / spiritual development.
I would be curious how ST handles these issues. Are people turned away if they are poor?
Please PM me if anyone has experience with this, and is willing to share their experience.
Curious - ob
PS I also have a
for this subject under the title, "Is Dharma Pizza?" Haven't published it yet.
Note I found these following two items by Googleing, "Is Dharma Pizza?"http://www.flickr.com/photos/jareed/4635653789/
and if Dharma is to be sold like pizza it might as well be healthy style as seen literally here:http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-ea ... za-recipes
So the question could be phrased, "How can you sell healthy Dharma in a healthy way?"
I think Tami is "working" the issue.