It was fascinating to be home this Thanksgiving, in the midst of what you might call my exploration of Zen Buddhism. Zen Buddhism teaches many life-changing practices, including mindfulness and presence. My parents, who are of a different wisdom tradition, have views I do not share. But they taught me to think for myself and to be independent. Such a posture has empowered me to go on my own quests for the truth and I now find wisdom in all faiths under the sun.
i may have mentioned him to you, but have you read any Trungpa? he's a complex, and sometimes, disturbing figure. but then, life is conundrum. and in my view, his wisdom and knowledge of Buddhism from the experience of a real living breathing imperfect soul, is unmatched. i recommend: training the mind, the sacred path of the warrior, the myth of freedom, cutting through spiritual materialism, and great eastern sun.