Reply to a Reader: Walking Encyclopedia Who Needs a Teacher

Reply to a Reader: Walking Encyclopedia Who Needs a Teacher

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Hi my name is Miroslav, I am from Slovenia. I have a guestion how to start zen practice? I read so much books in my life that i am like walking encyclopedia but all this is just intelectual i am in search for a teacher i come to a point where i see that i dont know anything actualy this i dont know is now much more important tjan all i have read so far now I am in need of a teacher can you help me? [sic]

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Reply to a Reader: Zen and Catholic Practice

Reply to a Reader: Zen and Catholic Practice

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Can one begin a practice of Zen while belonging and participating in another religion, eg Roman Catholicism? I’m imagining something like being involved with a sangha and also going to Communion on Sundays. Does it diminish the integrity of the Zen way to have ‘dual citizenship’ in this manner?

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