My name is Damian and I have been “interested” in Zen practice for about 7 years. By “interested” I mean that my practice has definitely faltered for long periods of time within that 7 years but I always seem to come back to it. I have been diligently meditating everyday since Jan 1 2008 and am looking forward to making new friends. I hope to eventually take the Jukai but as my options are limited here in Kentucky I do not know when that may happen. I am very glad to have come across this group.