I have never met any kind of Buddhist monk or nun. I have never met any kind of practicioner of Buddhism. I have only met people who meditate on various levels. Are there such things as monks and nuns of Zen? I have always thought of Zen as very individualistic and idiosyncratic. Zen is life. Very simple. Are there big rituals and ceremonies in Zen? I kind of doubt if the first Buddha had a zafu under the Bodhi tree and even if he sat in a lotus position. These are latter day rituals added on for organizational purposes. But is Zen supposed to be like this?
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