I was thinking of writing about my view of Christmas as a practicing Buddhist, when I found this:
Lama Yeshe used to give teachings on Christmas Eve, and this was a good thing to do, considering that many of his students were western and came from a Christian background. Even though I’m Buddhist, I’m still surrounded by Christmas and am finding ways to celebrate it, while trying not to get lost in the materialistic aspects.
I found this interesting copy of a talk he gave, where he tries to help people in creating a good Christmas intention. And for those that have come from a Christian background, but over time started to rebel against some of the traditions and beliefs, I think this talk also helps reconcile some of those feelings and clears things up while moving forward.
Below is a snippet from the teaching, and the full talk can be found here. Merry Christmas everyone!
For a Christmas celebration to be a good one, it must…
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