Student, Teachers and Confidence in Practice

Below is a link to the recording of our Appamada Inquiry session from April 1, 2014. I wanted to speak about the challenges of being a teacher and a student, and the inevitable tangles of these important and difficult relationships. I drew heavily from the words of Zen teacher and friend Norman Fischer. You can read his article I quote from in the Spring 2014 issue of Buddhadharma magazine [“No Teacher of Zen” p. 48.] [Here's a similar article from 2019 in Lion's Roar]. This Inquiry session includes a very tender dialogue between me and my teaching partner, Peg Syverson.

Inquiry recording: