Christian converts from Buddhism
I mean by that is what attracts you to Buddhism? Is it meditation?
You do not need to convert to Buddhism to meditate. Just follow one
of the many guides out there, join a meditation circle or even a lay
it the principle of Compassion? Again, anyone can practice
compassion. Some great Christian saints are examples of compassion.
People like Mother Theresa come to mind immediately when you think of
a compassionate being. All you need to do is practice it. Become
compassion. The Dalai Lama wrote numerous books on the subject and I
cannot pretend to be able to explain it better than him. I’ll refer
you to his books.
Dalai Lama in this Amazon search box to get a list of his books.
do you want to be a Buddhist? Is it to be part of a community of
liked-minded people and feel their support? This could be a good
reason to convert to Buddhism. The Sangha is a very important aspect
of Buddhism. Buddha recognized that the community plays a definite
role in enlightenment and wrote extensively on the subject. He wrote
some guidelines for the communities of lay people and for monks and
you want to join a community, you can go to my page on the
of Buddhism to
see which one appeals the most to you. You will then have to look for
a local chapter near you and contact them.
rencently started a World
Buddhist Temple Directory to help you find a place of
worship near you.
is still incomplete but please add your organization to it and people
in the future will find it easier to find you.
I often have
requests by email from people wanting to help them with their
conversion. I am not affiliated to any organization so I cannot
help you. This directory is the best place to find someone who
you feel the calling to become a monk or a nun? The best thing to do
in this case would be again to contact a local group and learn from
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