I am currently part of the Soto sect of zen buddhism.
The focus of teaching seems to center heavily around commentaries and interpretations of ancient Chan and Zen teachers, rather than the teachings of the Buddha himself.
While the texts being studied carry many well grounded lessons, which seem to correspond with the Buddha's teachings, my teacher his interpretations seem to point towards willful delusion rather than wisdom.
I find myself feeling out of place with the ritualistic school of Soto Zen.
Is it appropriate to depart and search for a new teacher?