Firstly I would like to say that there is an excellent Ch'an Dharma Center "Dharmaloka" in Zagreb(capital city of Croatia) whch is not far from me, about 50+ kilometers. I am planning to go there in a couple of months. Teacher is Chan Master Žarko Andričević who received the Dharma transmission from Shifu Sheng Yen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheng-yen
Now, regarding my questions. How much difference is there between meditation in Theravada and Mahayana tradition. I have learned on this forum and Lama Shenpen Rinpoche has confirmed me via skype as well that Jhana/Dhyana is practiced within Mahayana and Vajrayana Traditions even although wikipedia claims otherwise (I guess wikipedia is not reliable). I am wondering as to the four foundations of mindfulness, they are also practiced in Mahayana tradition?
I am considering to switching to Mahayana Buddhism. Would you guys and girls reccommend it?