At the 2011 Ken McLeodBuddhist Geeks conference (the next will be in Boulder in August 2012) Tricycle Contributing Editor Richard Eskow got into a bunch of stimulting conversations. One of those he spoke with was a fellow frequent contributor to Tricycle, teacher and translator Ken McLeod. They decided to meet up after the conference and continue their conversation, and they were gracious enough to share it with us. Part one of their conversation is below.

In this wide-ranging discussion, they touch on a fascinating point that Eskow characterizes as a “dirty little secret” of the dharma: the question of paying for teachings. Listen below.

Part 2 of this discussion is here.

Past Tricycle Talks have featured filmmaker Ed Herzog, Patrick Groneman of the ID Project, and Bon teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche.

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