Ancient Celtic tradition upheld soul-friendships and the potential for inner growth that they teased out.
No Way Out
BY GILLIAN WILLS Wolfie the spirited lurcher brings his own brand of unbridled love home to a woman in a complex relationship.
I Am Not Garysomething
BY SCOTT D. VANDER PLOEG When a popular TV show killed off its loved professor, a real-life teacher paused to consider the implications of what it means to share in the student-teacher bond.
You Have to Have a Cup
The Empty Mirror is Janwillem van de Wettering's memoir of his time at a Japanese Zen monastery where he stayed for over a year in the late 1950s.
“Do Not Visit the Sufi Unless You Want to Benefit”
Sufi teacher and author Idries Shah on the importance and mind-opening potential of the teacher-student relationship.
Kodo Sawaki Gathered Together: Arthur Braverman’s ‘Discovering the True Self’
Arthur Braverman gathers all of Kodo Sawaki's teachings together in his impressive new book on the Zen Master.
Being Intimate with the Essence of the Teacher’s Practice
This biographical snippet, taken from the introduction of Tenshin Reb Anderson's book Being Upright, tells a bit of the story of how he met his teacher, Shunryu Suzuki, and what the first days of their teacher-student relationship were like. Anderson says of the drive he had to be near his teacher, "I would make myself… Continue reading Being Intimate with the Essence of the Teacher’s Practice
Natalie Goldberg: Be Submissive to Everything
Long Quiet Highway is writer Natalie Goldberg's account of her life's spiritual journey under the guidance of various teachers including Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Allen Ginsberg, and most significantly, Dainin Katagiri Roshi. Throughout the book, Goldberg draws numerous parallels between Zen and writing practice, and emphasizes the importance of a good teacher. In his list of… Continue reading Natalie Goldberg: Be Submissive to Everything