Hanging Out With Homeleavers

Sometimes I get called "Reverend" and it just doesn't sit right.You see, I don't see myself as a minister in the Protestant mold or a priest in the Catholic/Anglican mold either. Neither molds approximate the Zen mold.Seems to me that in American Zen we're desperate for an English word that labels what we do but haven't found a good one yet. In grasping for a fitting cultural paradigm for those who've undertaken homeleaving, we resort to minister and priest speak.Maybe we have some … [Read more...]