“How to be a *good* Buddhist for Christmas”

Blogger John Pappas (@zendustzendirt on Twitter) wrote this in 2010. I stumbled across it again today and thought it might bear another reading, a reminder of sorts.

There is a complex love/hate relationship with Buddhists during the Christmas season. On one hand many of us grew up in Christian families and attach many emotions and memories to the Holiday season (both positive and negative). On the other hand, some practitioners just want to fit in culturally during the holiday season so they either meld traditions or superficially celebrate.

This is a topic I’ve often stuggled with myself. I like John’s take on it. Read the rest at Elephant Journal

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