Hi, I live in WA state, have been a sort of informal Buddhist (mainly meditation on my own and alot of reading) since my early 20's (36 now!!), have a small amount of practice in Zen, and am now checking out Vajrayana traditions locally. I also teach and practice martial arts - I notice a controversial subject on here!
Looking forward to discussions.
"Just as a lotus does not grow out of a well-levelled soil but from the mire, in the same way the awakening mind
is not born in the hearts of disciples in whom the moisture of attachment has dried up. It grows instead in the hearts of ordinary sentient beings who possess in full the fetters of bondage." -Se Chilbu Choki Gyaltsen