The healing power of solitude often prepares me to be of greater ability to serve in my family and community so I think in many ways both are tied together
I used the term "dharma talk" because it was the name used in my first tradition (Kwan Um School). In that, a "dharma talk" is given
Lol! I thought you wrote that because of what I wrote earlier:
We're always learning. Ha!
I think why comments might have gone in this direction has something to do with the thread's subject line: "...teaching about zen". Also perhaps:
Sorry if my comment made it sound like I was discouraging you--quite the opposite! I was just saying that if you really want to teach, and are very committed