The role of the teacher is certainly highly debatable subject in Buddhism in the west. With power structures and capitalistic motivation in the mix, it is understandable that the role has been diminished. Still, it’s a subject worthy of exploring when we consider the pace of our spiritual maturation and working with the subtlety of the ego in spiritual practice.
Rev. Grace Song is a Won Buddhist kyomunim, meaning one devoted to teaching the Won Buddhist dharma. She is the Won Buddhist Studies Department Chair at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies.
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Gareth had dynamic career in finances in the corporate world before pivoting to a more meaningful life. He continues be a bridge between his former life as well as interfaith dialogue through his activities. More recently, he has taken a more formal role as a teacher in the Insight Meditation lineage.
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Bruce has a history of practice in tibetan and zen practices before committing to the Zen lineage as a monk for a period in his journey. Now a lay teacher in the Salt Lake city, his journey has been full of powerful lessons.
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Having been both a student and teacher of the Dharma has led to many experiences on both a spiritual and personal level that I feel have helped me to incorporate the Dharma into my " everyday " life.
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