Question

Dear sir:
I live in Las Cruces NM and have been interested
in Zen for some time, but because I live in such a small
city I have no access to groups teaching Zen.
I would like to somehow get started in learning and studing Zen,
but at this time all I have to go by are books...and of course e-mail.
I hope I'm not misusing your on line question home page by
searching out the answers to my questions. If you help
in this area please contact me,
thankyou,
Randall Vallee.



If the internet has a human usefulness, it is certainly to be
able to communicate, whether it is with a zen master or anybody else
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Answer from Master Kosen

If the internet has a human usefulness, it is certainly to be
able to communicate, whether it is with a zen master or anybody else

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