I'm a student from Massachusetts, finishing high school and going to study philosophy next year.
I did the thing that allot of white Buddhists did, the whole float through New Age, Eastern Religion, and the like. I always liked to consider myself Buddhist even if I didn't really understand Buddhism. Well, few years back, I read Steve Asama and got some sutta collections and actually began to practice. I credit my life seeming to come together to my Dhamma practice.
Love Jazz Music, Continental Philosophy, Frued, and did you know Ajahn Brham has a great sereis of dhmma talks on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA#g/u
) ? Glad I found this community, I hope I will deepen my practice and maybe help others.