If you are open, life and the people around you can be your teacher. Everyone has loss and suffering – whether they have heard of Buddhism or not.
Finding and following a credible teacher will serve you well in your Buddhist practice. We live in a time where we have access to many teachers.
When I was new (and compared to those who have practiced for 40 years or more or even 30 years or more), I am still new; I investigated different teachers and traditions. When I decided to pursue an advanced degree in Buddhist Studies, I knew it would help me learn more and that it would help me find my place in a world with many Buddhist traditions.
Here we are, together, the Death Dhamma community. On our paths, in our Buddhist practices. Listening to others and discerning what wisdom is. With that question in mind, here are some pieces of wisdom that our 12 wise teachers of season 2 have offered.