This is a Dharma Talk given by the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik at the Buddhist Temple of Toledo in 2016. In this talk, Rinsen explores the importance of working with a teacher, especially as one tries to practice in the face of difficult times.
In seeking the path of compassion we a pointed back to our cushion and the practice of zazen. Zazen is the place where we can loosen our attachments to wrong views about suffering. How do we do this? By embracing the spiritual "not knowing" of the moment and bearing witness to what comes up in our mind-stream.