I don't really feel like I'm a dharma teacher. I mean, sometimes people put a microphone in front of me and I say something. Sometimes I write something and send it out to a few friends. But mostly I just feel like a dharma student who likes to have conversations with other dharma students about the dharma.
Still, when I told my friend Cortland about this a month ago, he laughed at me.
His message: people are seeing you as a dharma teacher; therefore you're a dharma teacher; get over it. Also: accepting the role is important because the role comes with boundaries and norms.Read More