Another bit of evidence of hanky-panky in a manipulative, exploitative group under the guise of Zen Buddhism. They just keep sprouting up like cockleburs, a prickly bur that clings readily to dependent, vulnerable, immature, and gullible individuals who seek enlightenment.
the lesson is still the same, if you want to explore zen or similar things: do it on your own or find a book about it.
Chris, I know you are on to a very important distinction. I read a lot of Buddhist material even as I find the Buddhists I know to be as attached to dogma and ritual as anyone who puts their faith in an ancient wise one.
I think you make the same distinction: to take note of whatever is wise or useful but never to take the package they offer you...
Interesting, thanks Joan. This should be shared with Atheist Buddhists.
Thank you Ruth. I will share it with Atheist Buddhists.