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.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on how our relationship with the teacher evolves in the three vehicles of Buddhism.
Two hundred teachers gathered for a Buddhist Teachers Council to discuss the future of Buddhism in the West. A forum on the key issues.
Karen Maezen MIller looks at the function and the importance of the teacher in meditation practice