I am new to this forum and just wanted to say hello to a few of you! Thank you for creating so many extremely interesting threads with so much useful information and so many personal perspectives.
My practice is Zen based, or rather Soto-Zen to be more specific....I found my teacher a few years ago, was ordained in 2010 and am now trying to deepen my practise and understanding. I live in a suburb of Cologne in Germany, like apple pie in all its forms and cats.
Pleased to meet you all!