living on a mountain top with a bald guru, trying to listen to the secret language of sheep, or shaving your head. I mean, you can shave your head if you want to, I won’t stop you, but that’s not what I had in mind when I created The Zen Teacher Project.
So what does it mean to be a Zen Teacher?
It means. . .
--Acting with intention
--Paying attention to life as it occurs
--Accepting what is
--Being present in the moment
--Focusing on what is happening right now
--Showing compassion for your students, your subject, and yourself
--Living in a mindful way
--Creating space in your life for peace and reducing the chaos and static
--Reflecting and meditating on what is best for your teaching practice
--Detaching from expected outcomes in order to be open to the teachable moment
--Embracing stillness for tranquility, reflection, and enlightenment
--Improving the quality of life through appreciation of what the universe has given you
--Being the teacher who beams with an inner peace because she has figured out how to ignore The Circuses
and White Noise and focus on the sacred mission of her students’ learning.
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? I’ve made a conscious decision to teach with intention, lovingkindness, and mindfulness. If that approach resonates with you, I hope you’ll join me on this journey. TZT