I joined soka gakkai international at the beginning of the year; a couple years ago I never even knew they existed.

I've read a lot of books on zen by the likes of Alan watts and D.T Suzuki in the past and am familiar with Tibet and its religious traditions, but more recently I've been reading up on the history of Buddhism's many, many other denominations.

i had no idea there were so many branches, maybe even more than any other religion.

I think it's some fascinating stuff.

any other practicing Buddhists zoners?

what schools have u studied, practiced, prefer?

I don't groove on the hierarchical view that places humans above animals. Why is a pig insulted for Man's avarice? Etc.

I saw this all over Buddhist temples, even the one funded by John Lennon at the top of Yonge Street in Toronto.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because the road crossed the field.