Showing posts from March, 2011

A Zen Preist's Rant on Society and School Teachers.

 Annonymous said: " Do teachers get paid a wage that is commensurate with the contribution they make to the children? Of course not. But, like it or not, that is not what t heir wage is based on. And, bottom line, being a teacher is a choice. If they feel they are underpaid, they can choose a different profession." Jay Rinsen Weik   Jay Rinsen Weik @Annonymous: you are right; being a teacher is a choice, no question about it. And they can just make another more profitable choice if they want to. True. And I feel this understanding while true, is not comprehensive. The 'choice only' position absolutizes agency, but we also live in communion, social structures exist and also factor into everyone’s choices, consciously or not. What I observe is that in a society based on profit, 'talent' is likely to go after the profit. I also observe that what little attraction there was for talent in the teaching profession in terms of financial security and respect is erod

Working with Anger and the Body

Working with Anger  and the Body In this podcast, Rev. Jay Rinsen Weik offers commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva  as it relates to dealing with anger. Listen Here

Total Trust

A talk and discussion with the Reverend Jay Rinsen Weik, recorded at the Toledo Zen Center on March 10th, 2010.   Listen via the link below or on iTunes as "The Drinking Gourd Podcast."