In response to the question "What religion do you practice?", I am currently on a journey. For years, my spiritual life has been informed by Soto Zen Buddhism. My background as a Caucasian, male, of West European roots, has family ties to both Roman Catholicism as practiced in the South of Ireland and Reform Judaism (quite a combination!). As of late, I find myself in a journey with Daoism; specifically, Quanzhen Daoism. The movement, for me, was a simple one: Soto Zen has it's foundational roots in Caodong Chan (Silent Illumination school of Chinese Buddhist meditation), Caodong had influenced Quanzhen; Quanzhen holds the Dao, Chan, and Confucian influences as a source of awareness in practice. As of yet, I do not have a community. A community would connect my head, my heart-mind, and hands in a service of practice. So, I meditate and gently look for a teacher; in patience, I open my heart to the Dao. I will write more as this walk with the Way continues. Be well. Be with peace.