It must be made clear that I am in not an empowered Buddhist teacher in any lineage. I have not received Dharma transmission. I do not hold any certification or credentials that authorize me to teach the Dharma or any meditation techniques. I've clocked some time on the meditation cushion but still very much consider myself a newb.
I am just a religious studies and Buddhology nerd. I geek out on the nuts and bolts and the who, what, and where of religion including the Buddhisms (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know people argue it's not a religion). If I say anything about Buddhism it is just my opinion as a fellow pilgrim on the path. Please feel free to fact-check anything I say and verify it for yourself. I won't take it personally. 😜