[I lost my last comment somewhere in cyberspace]
...as I was saying...
WHAT A HOOT! -- If anyone really believes the Dalai Lama could possibly learn anything from Landmark/EST, then he/she is certainly existing in an altered reality!
from now on I am going to refer to the Landmark "Education" Corporation as Landmark/EST, because, in spite of the fact that Leaders keep saying Landmark has nothing to do with EST.
At the risk of being sued by Landmark/EST I will say they this is a downright LIE.
Landmark is using the EST "technology"; Landmar/EST's CEO is Harry Rosenberg, Erhard's brother, and Erhard's sister Joan Rosenbers is listed as a director.
Erhard currently receives 50% of Landmark/EST's net pre-tax profit each quarter.
The Licence for The Forum will revert to Erhard (the founder of EST) IN 2009 - that's in two short years!
who is living in Europe ... Landmark has changed a bit, but it is still the same as Werner Erhard and Associates or EST, no question, I have done the WE associates thing.
In my opinion it is much more money centerd.
Landmark staff is honestly phoning volunteers to ask them "Hi I need a registration" (for their performance statistics) "How about your guest, could you ask him if he wants to register for the Landmark Forum..."
What I am saying is the truth, this happened last week, I still have Landmark friends.
If you are thinking about the Landmark Forum, note that you are just a number in someones statistic ...
That's funny you mention that...remember how $cientologists kept Dianetics on the bestseller lists by buying multiple copies a week...and book chains said they were getting copies from the publisher "with the price stickers still attached."
And I don't doubt this. They needed to get those numbers high to say early this year LE served its "millionth customer."