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Celebrate Christmas

Whatever the monk said on Facebook needs to be looked in context and should not be taken at face value. You will get that context only from that monk and hence I will not comment on what he said. Now ...
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Celebrate Christmas

If you are concerned about what a monk or another teacher of Buddhism has said, I find it is worth knowing about the wonderful Kalama Sutta from the Anguttara Nikaya. I do not read Pali and so have ...
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Celebrate Christmas

It is probably best to leave other's opinions/beliefs to them unless it is useful to your practice or directly affects your life in some way. Also, it seems like Facebook has done its job. It seems ...
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Celebrate Christmas

Directly answering your question: Buddhist texts are more upset at following the wrong sort of Buddhism than for practicing two unrelated religions. Buddhist text tend to suggest that practicing other ...
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Is it acceptable for Buddhists to celebrate Santa Claus at Chistmas?

To quote the eminent Rev. Lovejoy - "Santa doesn't leave presents under the Bodhi Tree!" ;-) https://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/1dfa24e6-d8cf-48c2-9f6d-2f5eaef9209e Of course it's acceptable! ...
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Bodhi day celebration, is it universally on December 8th or do some Mahayana buddhists use a lunar calendar?

China, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam use the lunar calendar for all Buddhist holidays save for some exceptions (Taiwan's Vesak is on the same day as Mother's Day). Japan is a bit different due to ...
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Celebrate Christmas

Perhaps it depends on how and why we might celebrate. The Pope himself doesn't seem to be entirely happy with how some people celebrate Christmas, Pope Francis in his Christmas homily denounces ...
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