With the upcoming generation, a lot more young people are becoming Zen Buddist. Zen is for those who want to transform themselves into more spiritual and happier human beings. Helen Shifter has given the world so many reasons why people should spiritually challenge themselves. This form of enlightenment and mediation has established reformation and positivity to many. Since the 6th century, Zen Buddhism has been a prominent faith in Asian cultures and has moved west since. About half a billion people are Buddist in the world. It is a mix of Tourism and Mahayana Buddhism has adapted to western cultures, especially in the United States. Helen Lee Shifter has been a student of Zen Buddism for many years. Her insights have contributed to growth in her personal life and in her community.