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Types of Teacher Based on Goal

Spiritual Transmission

One criterion by which distinctions can be made between different types or models of teacher-student relationship is the goal of the relationship. I came to define this “goal-role” criterion when contemplating the classification by tradition, proposed by philosopher Peter Sloterdijk in You Must Change Your Life.   The Hindu guru According to Sloterdijk, “In schematic Read More ->

Leonard Cohen’s Reason to Become a Zen Monk

Spiritual Transmission

In the 1990s Leonard Cohen spent a few years practicing Zen and serving as Zen teacher Joshu Sasaki’s personal assistant in Mount Baldy Zen Center. In an interview, Cohen said the following about his relationship with his teacher: “I still don’t have much interest in Buddhism, in any formal way. I bumped into a man Read More ->

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