THE SPIRITUAL TEACHER (DISCOVERING BUDDHISM)
Take the time to investigate the role of the teacher on the spiritual path: the need for a teacher, the qualities to look for in a teacher, the responsibilities of the student, and how to relate to a teacher for greatest benefit in one’s spiritual life. Consider the challenges we face when thinking of entering into a “guru-disciple” relationship and learn how to overcome these skillfully.
Just as you cannot learn to drive from a book, you need an instructor on the spiritual path that can keep you safe from danger and tutor you personally according to your disposition. They need not be accomplished in anything else – but by putting our trust in someone else we need a set of guidelines to ensure that our ultimate welfare is looked after and nurtured. As a student we also need to practice a skillful devotion, not a blind faith.
Suitable for the committed beginner and experienced student. No need to book, just come along. By donation (suggested $10, but there is no set amount). Bound course notes available (suggested $20).