She is My Teacher

CASE

Maureen Stuart, teacher at the Cambridge Buddhist Association said, “ Elsie Mitchell is my teacher.” Elsie Mitchell insisted, “Maureen Stuart is my teacher.”

COMMENTARY

Maureen Stuart Roshi (1922-1990) both a pianist and Zen teacher, was acknowledged by Soen Nakagawa in 1982 as a teacher.. Elsie Mitchell is a long time student of Buddhism and author of Sun Faced Buddha, Moon Faced Buddha. The Cambridge Buddhist Association grew out of meetings in her living room.

The second chapter of the Lotus Sutra states, “…only a Buddha together with a Buddha can fathom the reality of all existence.” One true teacher meets another true teacher. What could be better?

Verse by Dairyu

When two Buddhas shine
teacher and student
Become Wisdom