@markjperkins Thomas merton is a must.
@markjperkins merton gives some depth and perspectives that helped me along the way. His study of early Jesuit priests on how they viewed zen and many of the practices proved to bare amazing fruit.... yet the rest of the academic religious world saw only evil of anything different. Inwill get that birds of appetite and have a read. I also found Dr Wayne Dyer good to listen too with Taoism and crossing across all boundaries.
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