In the first month of my stay at the Zen Center of Los Angeles's mountain retreat in the San Jacinto mountains, I shared a week-long sesshin (intensive period of meditation) with a Lutheran minister and attended a Jewish-Buddhist wedding. Buddhism seems quite compatible with other religions because it doesn't add dogma that would conflict with the religion already held. Zen is really about reality, what is in front of you this very moment and how you deal with it. The Four Noble Truths and Eight-Fold Path are really just strategies in approaching life, moment to moment, and accepting what each moment brings. The highest truth in Zen is that there is no high truth. Each moment is all there is. Our perceptions, thoughts and feelings are all that there is. That may seem limiting or negative to an outside viewer. But when one stops looking for more, when one just resides in what is without attempting to add from it or take anything away, then it is a beautiful thing indeed. It is all that one could ever ask for.