The Seeker wrote:Thanks!
Mr. G I'm near Coldwater MI.
You'll have to go way farther than 50 miles though, or at least as far as I've searched.
Also I've been reading and leaning towards the Chinese Mahayana tradition. It seems to fit many of the things I already am like.
Kindest wishes, Dave
This may be an option given that your location isn't close to the center you want:http://www.dharmadrum.org/
Contact the Michigan representative in Lansing:
TEL : (517) 332-0003
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Contact : Li-Hau Kong
It may be further from what you want, but you may want to set up one or two days to either go on a meditation retreat with one of the main Dharma Drum centers and learn what daily liturgies they do in addition to properly learning how to meditate. It's not so much about going to temple every week as long as you know how to practice properly in terms of meditation and daily liturgies. In terms of reading sutras and understanding them with good commentaries, many members here can assist with this.
Also to start reading the following would be helpful:
Orthodox Chinese Buddhism: A Contemporary Chan Master's Answers to Common Questions by Master Sheng Yen
The Way to Buddhahood: Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master by Venerable Yin-shun
I'm guessing you were leaning more towards Chan than Pure Land.