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May 25, 2011

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This may be silly but the kalyana-mitra "virtuous friend" reminds me of the 1950 film "Harvey" which we enjoyed recently via Netflix.

Kojizen; I think my view of Zen was closer to the Zennist’s some years ago, when I ‘practiced’ alone (without a teacher or sangha). But my experience of Zen has evolved, especially when I began sitting with a (non-sectarian Buddhist) sangha and meeting living teachers.

Clyde, Hasn't your experience of Zen always been different than The Zennist's? :o)

I found this article useful in a paper I am writing at university. Hopefully, I get an A+ now!

Here and in other posts you assert that “polite Buddhist circles” (or sometimes “Western Buddhists”, etc.) hold this view or that view. My experience is different and I wonder: What “polite Buddhist circles” have you engaged? What Buddhist teachers have you met and talked with? What Buddhist sanghas have you sat with and discussed Buddhist doctrine, practices and experiences?

clyde

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