Sigh. This thread is the poster child for why this stuff was developed and survived . . . in Asia vs. the west.
Hey! I resemble that round-eyed remark....
The good news is that there is an ever-growing body of westerners who are working on this stuff (and SLOWLY getting better). I think that the larger issue is the difficulty in letting go of what we think that we know and being open to experiencing something different.