I was just wandering if any of you practice in a Buddhist tradition that may not exactly be your cup of tea but you go because it happens to be very convenient to you?
I ask this because I happened to bump into a Sri Lanka Buddhist monk virtually outside my house and he told me they've just built a Buddhist temple, walking distance from me. I don't know that much about Sri Lankan Buddhism but I've heard it's the most orthodox of the Theravada schools, which doesn't really thrill me. I'm more familiar with Zen, although it costs a bit to get there then and I also have to pay for it to, whereas this is walking distance and would be free.
Any thoughts? Anyone else encountered something similar?
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah