What type of community normally in a country to feedback on the Buddhism Study in the country or Buddhism Temple for improvement ? Sangha Community? Some Temple claimed they the HQ or Main branch ? How to identify the right place?

I.e. if a temple selling talisman which is disallowed as I understand then where do I feedback normally ?

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When looking for a teacher, you want someone who will evaluate your actions as a work in progress, and you have to apply the same standard to him or her. And you’re not trying to take on the superhuman role of evaluating that person’s essential worth. You’re simply judging whether his or her actions embody the kinds of skills you’d like to develop and the types of mental qualities—which are also a kind of action—that you’d trust in a trainer or guide. - Thanissaro Bhikku The Power of Judgement

You must go to a temple and see if the views align with yours. You must evaluate if you would like to be like these people. This is the best way to evaluate a temple.

A secondary question is: How do I choose a path? For this, you must also study and see if the views make sense to you. Test them. If path X says Y works, then what happens if you don't do Y. Does it lead you closer or further from inner peace?

It is a long path to find what works for you, but it is worth the effort. If anything is worth effort, it is the path to inner peace.


I think that I may have misunderstood the specifics of your question. You may be able to talk to the Abbott about your worries. If that does not remedy your situation, then you may not fit in with that sangha or may want to reconsider your relationship there.

The trouble is that some monasteries do not work in accordance with the dhamma-vinaya. You cannot stop it -- you cannot make people live in accordance with the Dhamma. In my opinion, all you can do is choose whether or not you want to continue to practice there.

  • well, the main intention I ask the question is the example I given above.. I have edited my question
    – Wayne97
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 1:17
  • Hi Wayne, I have edited my post to reflect your edit. Sorry for any confusion. I hope that all works out for you and you may continue to have a sangha to practice with
    – user279311
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 5:02
  • you cannot make people live in accordance with the Dhamma. --》 that is correct but some other religion just commented the zero knowledge Buddhist (when u pick up anyone in South China and ask who is Buddha then they normally cannot answer) as communist mindset or no religion/no education people. Some politician make use of this to create hatred that impacting my daily lifestyle or simply it's discrimination coming from no where
    – Wayne97
    Commented Aug 22, 2020 at 7:43
  • Hi Wayne, I'm having trouble understanding exactly what you're trying to say. Regardless, I'm sorry that you have to deal with any discrimination. It is painful. All we can do is try to practice the Dhamma. Suffering is a result of how we speak to ourselves and how we experience reality. Peoples actions may exacerbate it, but we may realize the reality of suffering. May you be safe, happy, and swiftly realize peace
    – user279311
    Commented Aug 23, 2020 at 18:18
  • you cannot make people live in accordance with the Dhamma. --》1. Many Buddhist as recorded in their National ID card has almost zero knowledge in Buddhism especially in South China and South East Asia. 2. Worshiping without a guide at temple (Almost all folks especially in those Temple that too commercialize in City Centre), fortune telling at temple and Being Superstitious 3.Many non Buddhist would identified this as communist mindset (no religion race) and the below dangerous stuff was created, just to name a few - youtube.com/watch?v=3GB3qsFT0xQ
    – Wayne97
    Commented Aug 24, 2020 at 5:47

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