Modus.Ponens wrote:I think the question here is the morals of charging money for teachings.
m0rl0ck wrote:Modus.Ponens wrote:I think the question here is the morals of charging money for teachings.
Ok, i can see your point. On the other hand, mindfulness taught in this way reaches people that wouldnt be helped if it were taught in a religious context. Many would reject it out of hand if it were taught as buddhism, or as any religion for that matter. Also, if the people teaching it are helping others, shouldnt they be compensated for their time? People have to make a living.
Beautiful Breath wrote:I am a Psycholgical Therapist. I am seeing a growing number of people being trained in "Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy" who are then let loose in our hospitals and surgeries 'teaching' what many of us have been doing for decades. I for one feel a little agreived at this for many reasons not least of which is the implication that after a years study at a University and a one 5 day retreat they're somehow 'qualified' to teach what is effectively a Buddhist practice and getting paid for it....am I missing something here or is this money making on the back of a 2,500 year old philosophy?
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