The path towards individuation, awakening, and maturity is impossible without companions. For better and worse, our maturation depends on our relationship with significant family members, teachers, and mentors. If we are lucky, we will find spiritual guides that mirror our shortcomings while being honest about their own, pointing the way towards tapping wisdom and expressing compassion. A big part of any spiritual companion relationship is assessing where we are in our own unfolding spiritual journey, where we have been, and where we may need to deepen or explore.
This talk will explore Genjō’s new book Reflections on Awakening & Maturity for Spiritual Companions (2021) on this subject. He will share some anecdotes about his journeys with his spiritual mentors and guides, revealing some of the lessons he has gleaned along the Way.