In my sophomore year of college, I took a class called World Religions with a Dr. Stone. I was fascinated to learn that all religions lead toward one truth, a perennial philosophy, as Aldous Huxley called it. Learning something about this truth seemed pretty important to me, so when I learned that Dr. Stone offered zazen meditation before class, I showed up (at the dreadful hour of 9 am, as I recall). I sat there and fidgeted and ruminated in a decent meditation posture, but I can't say much enlightenment came my way.
Megan Rundel is the resident teacher at the Crimson Gate Meditation Community in Oakland, CA..