I left the Five Mountain Zen Order a few months ago.
No hard feelings, I just don’t connect with the teaching style of Seung Sahn at all, so I’m not interested in learning from teachers who follow his style so closely.
I am now studying with a Ch’an Master named Shi Da Dao. He teaches in the lineage of Ch’an Master Xu Yun.
We’ll see how this goes.
This teacher seems a lot more interested in bringing students to Enlightenment than perpetuating a sect and I like that.