For me the issue is not location, it has nothing to do with noise or hustle-bustle. It has to do with non-superficial interaction with people, which I guess in and of itself is the issue because that is not the Way.
Thank you for the realization. -Lana "We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life." - William Osler On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 7:50 PM, <billsm...@hhs1963.org> wrote: > Lana, > > There are times that quietude and solitude are helpful in zen practice, > especially in the beginning. But eventually you have to bring your > practice > into the 'real world'. Zen is everyday life. You should be able to > maintain Buddha Mind in the middle of Times Square New York City during > rush > hour just as well as in a cave in Tibet. > > ...Bill!