---Ah, better question. Yes you can practice Zen without offically 
becoming a Buddhist. but I wouldn't get so stuck on the semantics.
I am a budhist, I'm not a Buddhist; eh, makes no difference to the 
path.
Guy


 In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Mike and Guy,  Thank you for your responses.
> 
> Let me ask this question a different way:
> 
> Can you practice zen without being buddhist?  If no, why?  If not, 
> why?
> 
> Thanks...Bill!
> 
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, mike brown <uerusuboyo@> wrote:
> >
> > The heart of the subject is the same.
> > 
> > anatmanwave <anatmanwave@> wrote:          ---Same thing, Zen 
> comes from Chan from the Chinese, they morphed it 
> > from India.
> > Just a matter of semantics but subject is the same.
> > 
> > Guy
> > 
> > In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <BillSmart@> wrote:
> > >
> > > What is the relationship, if any, between zen and buddhism?
> > >
> > 
> > 
> > 
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> > 
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