Tossing Out the True Teacher and Bringing in the Barely Good Enough

In the Vine of Obstacles: Support for Online Zen Training, the first focus for study practice is Dogen's "Guidelines for Practicing the Way." Dogen makes ten points here, starting with the importance of clear intention, practicing for the sake of buddhadharma, and the importance of studying with a "true" teacher.Click here for a Wild Fox blog post about following a teacher, practicing yourself, following yourself from a couple years ago.In the Vine work, several people have gotten "true" … [Read more...]