The relationship with a spiritual teacher can be the most rewarding and life-enhancing experience in one's life. However, it also may be fraught with problems. Student reactions to their spiritual teachers may range from extreme deification to deep mistrust, and these responses prevent the benefits of a healthy relationship. This book explores the sources of these misunderstandings and re-examines traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings revealing methods to heal wounds and develop healthy relationships that can be applied to benefit students in any spiritual tradition.
About the author
Alexander Berzin received a joint doctorate between the Departments of Far Eastern Languages and Sanskrit and Indian Studies at Harvard University in 1972. He lived in India for twenty-nine years, studying under his main teacher, Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpochey, and other lamas, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Over the past twenty years, Berzin has published widely and taught in over seventy countries, explaining Buddhist philosophy and clarifying its complexities for people all over the world.
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