I am a young man from Canada that moved to france some years ago and have held an interest in buddhism from some five years. My interest is strong enough now that I would consider myself buddhist despite not yet having taken refuge. My interest is in Tibetan buddhism, I would well like to go out and find a center to call my own but Paris in august is on vacation and most of the dharma centers are closed so my center visits will have to wait for september.
"Meditation is a spiritual exercise, not a therapeutic regime... Our intention is to enter Nirvana, not to make life in Samsara more tolerable." Chan Master Hsu Yun