Goofaholix wrote:None or all.
What's the point of picking one over the others?
Of course some afford more practise opportunities or resonate with me more, I guess that reduces it to half a dozen or so.
To avoid becoming the "Jack of all trades, master of none." Selecting a lineage is a matter of digging deeply into it's roots to memorize their chants, do their austerities, dedicate to the same ideas. It's a matter of depth. I can't possibly remember the chants for every school of Buddhism, every list of doctrines, every meditation practice. So I focus on Thai Forest. Although I'm still influenced by Koans and Shikantaza, and I have an open mind for all schools, including other Theravada, Zen, Tibetan, Taoism, Hinduism, Chistianity, Judaism. I have to admit that it's sad how little I know about Islam.
depth are both important.
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.