Dosho Port is musing about power and Zen, in both the traditional Japanese and modern American contexts, over at his Wild Fox Zen blog: Why Teacher-Student Relationships Often Get Wacky.
. . . power relationships are usually unspoken and yet are among the most important factors in organizations as well as in relationships, but Zen folk often tend not to want to talk about power. It isn’t considered polite.
His full reflection is definitely worth reading, and if you’ve got something to share, he’s invited comments on the thread.
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