Longtime practitioner and psychotherapist Rob Preece says even though as students we may be devoted to our teachers, we can’t afford to idealize them anymore.
Are you able to see your teacher as the Buddha? It’s not easy, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, but this is where the real path begins.
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Buddhadharma ask three teachers about a complex issue at the heart of tantra practice: guru devotion.
A forum on what it means to have a teacher today, how you can make the most of the relationship, and what you can do when it’s not working.
We want our teachers to practice what they preach, but when we look closely, they can seem just as flawed as the rest of us. Sumi Loundon Kim discovers for herself what’s so special—and so ordinary—about being the teacher.
Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik of Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo, Ohio, reports on the Gen X Dharma Teacher Gathering held in California.
Andrew Olendski looks at why our wise teachers can, sometimes, behave in what appears like an unwise manner.
In response to allegations of sexual misconduct, Rinzai-ji has issued a statement announcing that Joshu Sasaki Roshi is no longer teaching.
People are by nature cautious, so I’m often asked the best way to choose a teacher. It is a reasonable question, and the same question I once asked Maezumi Roshi. Now I see how comic that must have been: sitting face-to-face with a teacher, asking how to choose a teacher. He responded sincerely, and so […]
Al Fusho Rapaport, sensei of Open Mind Zen, is currently facing allegations from several former students of sexual misconduct.