Clinton, CTUSA 06413
June 24, 2014
Discussion about Buddhist topics is difficult to come by in my life, and a group of people to be in a community with who understand where I am coming from would be nice.
I have been a self declared Buddhist for about 5 years, but my own understanding and interpretation of the Buddha's teachings have been fairly unorthodox and iconoclastic from other Buddhists I have met. I would at best guess say my interpretation draws upon the Zen Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions, viewed through a lens of Western Science and empiricism. My meditation practices have been loose and undisciplined.
I have had a relationship with Buddhist teachings for some time, but have mainly been solitary in my practice and growth, I have lately felt a desire to join a community of like-minded people, and am going with it for now.