Next weekend I’ll be attending the annual Lay Zen Teachers’ Association meeting up in Garrison. As part of that meeting there will be discussions about teaching and the student-teacher relationship. They are again increasingly open to discussion of psychological issues involved. As part of that I’ve sent all of them one of the chapters of my book as a basis for some of their discussions on the student teacher relationship, so I thought I would read that chapter to you today, based on the koan, No Heat or Cold.
[See: Magid, Barry. 2013. Surrender & Submission: No Heat or Cold. In Nothing is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.