Hi. My name is Jason, and while over the years I have been attached to one view or another, I have attempted to be as open-minded and impartial as I can be. I have studied and practiced Thai-style Theravada Buddhism for a number of years, at times living there or spending extended periods in retreat. I am currently practicing at a Taiwanese Mahayana temple with a monk who originally studied meditation for eighteen years as a monk in Thailand before being ordained in Taiwan, as well as with a Tibetan nun who is ordained in the Palyul Nyingma lineage and is the current teacher of the local Sakya center. (Hell, occasionally I even attend meetings at a local athiest and freethinkers group, plus I have recently visited a local Greek Orthodox church.) Nevertheless, in all of this time, nothing I have seen or heard matches the profound simplicity that is contained within the early teachings themselves, which is why I identify with Theravada more than any other tradition.
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