Martine Batchelor joins Buddhist Geeks again, this time to explore the way that the roles of teacher and student are changing in contemporary times. While acknowledging various teacher models in the Buddhist tradition, she lays out the reasons she prefers the good friend, or adviser model that you find in the Theravada and Korean traditions. She speaks about the dangers of priming students as well as the dangers in teachers not acknowledging their own limitations and shortcomings. She then lays out a way of teaching that focuses on the fundamentals of developing concentration and inquiry, instead of focusing on a particular technique of meditation.
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Listen to part 1, Practicing at the Crossroads.
The Buddhist Teachers Council ( http://bit.ly/1S1aJYr )
The Timeless Tradition of Spiritual Apprenticeship ( http://bit.ly/1S1aI6Z )