Returning

 

During the opening experience in my teens, I found most resonance with Tibetan Buddhism (Mahamudra and Dzogchen), specifically as it came through Chöky Nyima Rinpoche (took refuge with him in Denmark), and the talks/writings of his father Tulku Urgyen and Chögyam Trungpa. I also found a strong resonance with the writings of Ken Wilber. Then, through coincidence more than any conscious seeking, I became a resident at Kanzeon Zen Center for some years (and through other life circumstances, left much against my conscious will). During this time, I also found a great deal of value in other approaches such as systems views, Jung, some other branches of western psychology, Tai Chi, etc.

Today, even after having explored and familiarized myself with many other traditions and approaches, I still return to these – Tibetan Buddhism, Maezumi Roshi’s Zen lineage, Ken Wilber’s writings and more – as those that seem the clearest to me and closest to my heart.

Although there is also others, such as the experiments of Douglas Harding and the writings by Joan Tollifson and Toni Packer that I discovered this summer, and the wonderfully clear teachings of Chögyam Trungpa’s son – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. And there is of course the wonderful Big Mind process, developed at Kanzeon Zen Center at the end of my residential time there. And Breema, which is another wonderful way of bringing it all into the body.

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