KerryZenner wrote:I want to become a Zen Buddhist but I am not sure how to. Can anyone help me with this?
First of all, it would help tremendously if you were clear about your motivations. In other words, what do you really want? This is something that most spiritual students don't take the time to do. They just jump into the teachings and start imitating and doing practices that they don't understand. They don't make the effort to discover what is in their own heart right from the very beginning, but instead rely on stuff they have heard or read, and build their practice on borrowed notions, which they then further complicate by regarding themselves as this or that, Zen Buddhist or Dzogchenpa or whatever. on the other hand, if you truly understand your deepest longing, then you will be well along on the path of wisdom already, regardless of the name or form you might attach to it.