I’ve been reading a lot on Pure Land and Zen the last year or so. I have dabbled with Buddhism for years, but really finally got more serious about it about two years ago. I was originally studying Tibetan Buddhism, but I found it wasn’t working for me. Honestly, I was getting very very confused. I somehow stumbled upon Zen Buddhism.
I’m a member of the online Sangha now at Treeleaf and I’m sewing a Rakasu for Jukai. (sp?) I’ll be hopefully taking my refuge vows in January with them.
I also go to an Episcopal Church. I just recently got confirmed at our local parish after going there about a year. I find the double-belonging of being with both paths very meaningful. I tend to interpret a lot of Christianity through a Buddhist lens. Jesus as a Bodhisattva, for example.. and “God the Father” as Amitabha.
I still want to dive more into Pure Land Buddhism and learn more. This is the first actual community I’ve joined. Thank you for having me here. 🙂