A Buddhist Christmas

A Buddhist Christmas December 23, 2016

Among the many interesting and sometimes weird things that has happened with the movement of Buddhism into our Western cultures is how Christmas is dealt with by immigrant and convert Buddhists. Of course like most religions Buddhists have a midwinter celebration, Bodhi day or Rohatsu, observed in the solar calendar on the 8th of December. But, the proximity with and the ubiquitous nature of Christmas invites all sorts of things.

Same? Different? Well, that has something to do with the eye of the beholder. And so we get reflections like those recently posted at Lion’s Roar

And so, how about a survey of video clips available on Youtube on the subject of “Buddhist Christmas?” Kind of says it all, I find. Sometimes sweet. Sometimes challenging. Sometimes way, way, weird…

"I don't think the writer really does "get what execution means", as claimed toward the ..."

An Insatiable Inclination to the Truth: ..."
"I just found out or re-found-out that Eido Shimano had published these koans or many ..."

Eighteen Zen Koans from the Western ..."
"I can't imagine that Fr. Merton was important or influential enough to warrant assassination."

Recalling Thomas Merton and his death, ..."
"wonderful. the very first sermon i ever did while in seminary that wasn't entirely in ..."

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