Question

I have met buddhism when I was very young through tibetan and zen traditions. I could never tell these two traditions apart in my practice. So, I took refuge in a tibetan master ( I follow teachings of this traditions) but I also practice zazen. Recently, I have met Roland Yuno Rech who told me that if I want to make progress on the Way, I will have to choose one master and one of these two traditions only, and that I would not be able to make progress through the union of both. This has astonished me. What do you think about it?

Answer from Master Kosen

If Roland told you that, I will have to tell you the opposite. So, you will have to choose again between what he says and what I say. Personnaly, I think that we don’t choose to follow a certain Master or another one. If it is not obvious for our heart, why would we choose? And if it is obvious, there is no choice. You can completly follow a tibatan master and practice zazen, no tibetan master will blame you for it. On the contrary, they appreciate very much that their disciples practice the meditation correctly

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