posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:09 AM
I have practiced zazen for several years now. I first took it up because I wanted enlightenment, literally. I was steeped in the Western
philosophical traditions for over ten years, but none of it seemed to have much of an existential impact on my life. I had a chance encounter with a
police officer who was also a practicing Zen Buddhist, and I've been at it ever since, trying to crash through my conceptual walls.