Hey guys. I'm 21 years old in North Carolina, USA. I've been interested in Buddhism for a long time, dabbling in the philosophical aspects from time to time. I use my small amount of knowledge to help me in my day to day life, and thought I ought to seek followers and gain more insight into the philosophy.
I enjoy the readings of Sulak Sivaraska, and find his ideas on "modern buddhism" absolutely fascinating, and agree that the Buddhist awareness of self, and its connection to greater humanity, is tantamount to the achievement of a stronger, more just society.
I don't know if you guys have any kind of mentor system, but if someone were interested in communicating their experiences with me and helping me come to a better understanding, I would love to email/ facebook/ PM, whatever you like.