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Old 11-15-2000, 04:49 AM   #4
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No George,
I'm pretty well read on both Zen and other areas of Buddhism and Taoism. I have meditated extensively in the past and was also into yoga for a time, though now I only meditate occasionally (though I 'reflect' regularly!).

Unfortunately, when I tried to get involved with a Zen group, they said I needed to have come from a buddhist rather than a christian background (and I don't really consider myself a Zen Christian). I've also come to hate the religious baggage that often comes with organised religion, and prefer to work my own way through to understanding - though admittedly there can be problems with no instructor, with zen.

Ian

P.S. I agree Chris; Dogen has a way of cutting through to the truth.

[Edited by ian on November 15, 2000 at 04:54am]
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