may i ask a question?
i'm serching for the information about zen centers in Europe for my Korean friend, who is going to france for his study for some years. he would choose Korean temple or Kwan um zen, i think. he's a ardent lay people practitoner of traditional Korean ganhwaseon, but, he is very intereted in other zen traditions also- so to speak japanese zen-, because in Korea, there is few opportunity to experince Japanese zen practice, so he wants to experience other traditions in the West. - it's funny to say, generally Asian pople only know their own traditions, the synthesis of all buddhist traditions is always in the West.
but i found that, almost all of Japanese zen centers in europe are soto zen center, so i became so curious about zen trend in Europe (or US). is Rinzai zen practitoners are much lesser than soto zen? (because when Koreans speak of Japanese zen, we always take Rinzai zen, few people consider soto zen)
thanks in advance!