Why These Greeks?

Someone asked recently how and why I have developed such a deep connection to teaching Zen in Greece. Here is only part of the answer, by way of a little history:

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Reply to a Reader: Come to Regensburg?

Question: Question: I left Western monastic life, Trappist monk, year and a half, Carthusian hermit, same, year and a half. In 2003, took Five Precepts Kwan Um School. Soon, will be at PZC for “come and see” visit. If possible, may I come to practice with you in Germany.?I am tempted to say more, about Harvard Square, born in Cambridge, employed at Saint Paul’s Parish, Fr. J. Bryan Hehir was my boss, and Dean, I believe, at Harvard Divinity School. Love the Square! Okay. Too much already. I hope to come and practice with you. When you have a moment,

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What Sees This?

A day in the moment of a retreat at Zen Center Regensburg e.V A stunning video by Jayoon Choi/times3, shot during a winter retreat.

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Reply to a Reader: Walking Encyclopedia Who Needs a Teacher

Question: Hi my name is Miroslav, I am from Slovenia. I have a guestion how to start zen practice? I read so much books in my life that i am like walking encyclopedia but all this is just intelectual i am in search for a teacher i come to a point where i see that i dont know anything actualy this i dont know is now much more important tjan all i have read so far now I am in need of a teacher can you help me? [sic] Reply:

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Reply to a Reader: Zen and Catholic Practice

Question: Can one begin a practice of Zen while belonging and participating in another religion, eg Roman Catholicism? I’m imagining something like being involved with a sangha and also going to Communion on Sundays. Does it diminish the integrity of the Zen way to have ‘dual citizenship’ in this manner? Reply:

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