what does being a buddhist mean to you

what does being a buddhist mean to you
  • What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You? Paid Member

    "The Buddha Way is the ultimate marriage—great intimacy, no separation, diversity, compassion—in an ever-changing world."Sally Jinga DrummondPainterGermantown, NYMarried thrity-six years  "It's been only positive in terms of practice. It feels great to be good friends with a Buddhist, my husband, and encouraging to wake up in the morning next to him."Carol Chikan MuddCosta Mesa, CAMarried sixteen years  More »
  • What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You? Paid Member

    "Well, I don't know about his next life, but in a past life I think he was King David, who was madly in love with Bathsheba. After all, what's the difference between the past and the present?" Joel Siegal Civil Rights Attorney, San Francisco, CA   "A green and slimy frog." Sarah Whitehead Yoga Instructor, Providence, RI     More »
  • Re: Children Responding to Bernardo Bertolucci's Little Buddha Paid Member

    Josh Ikeda-Nash, age 5Oakland, California "What I want to know is, why were there two buddhas at the end? And I liked the part where Mara threw fireballs at Buddha. I think Buddha is the best person. Buddha and Martin Luther King Jr." Courtney Flynn, age 8Boston, Massachusetts"I would be honored for being picked to be a great teacher." Kate M. Linthicum, age 8Albuquerque, New Mexico "I liked the part where the monks sat down on the floor in the little boy's living room, because that doesn't usually happen—you usually sit on the chair. The monks think one of the three kids is the lama. At the end of the movie, though, the head monk bows to each of the three kids and calls them 'teacher.'" More »
  • What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You? Paid Member

    ALINA STRAND Honduran Farmer in Kentucky "Being mindful of thought and deed in daily life." NORA SAFRAN Potter Amagansett, NY "Pain, pain, pain, pain,—that's thinking of the fourth day of a seven-day retreat." More »
  • What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You? Paid Member

    DOC O'CONNOR Office Manager, LaGrange, Ohio "Long pilgrimages to Asia. I'm just back from five months in India and Nepal with a more balanced foundation for dealing with my own chaotic American culture." FATHER ALLEN BREAUX Pastor, St. Rita Catholic Church, St. Martinsville, Louisiana "Being free—being given permission to be oneself. In the tradition of being unrestricted—to freely question and to find the answer in the question." TRACI GOZA Dancer, Houston, Texas "Living a simple life. Being present to life as it is. Not that I even know what that is." SIDDHARTHA Brahmin's Son, India More »
  • What Does Being a Buddhist Mean to You? SEX Paid Member

    Sex can show us a lot about ourselves. Why am I about to have sex? We should be totally honest with ourselves. —Sam CeliaWilmington, North Carolinaartist, cook, musician, Zen student   Don’t get caught clinging. —Jakob LeschlyGoonellabah, Australiajanitor     I wonder if some of the bad rap sex has acquired in Buddhism derives from the influence of asceticism. Sometimes it’s easier to dismiss all sex, all pleasure, than to sort out what constitutes too much attachment, too much suffering. More »