Hi Folks,

I realize that some of you cannot get to a local sangha because of location/distance, and have made Treeleaf your sangha. But, I am wondering if some of you can actually sit with a local group but choose not to for whatever reason. Are any of you in that "boat"? If so what are your reasons for not practicing with a local group?

I ask because, while there are a few local groups in my area, I have particular issues with their approaches. Some are not zen groups, but the ones that are emphasize koans or bows or chanting, etc, which are secondary to my primary practice of "just sitting." I am happy to go into more details, however I need to go back to work now and wanted to get this out there.

I am curious to learn about your experiences. Thanks!