How do the Buddhist Teachings Become a Lifestyle?

2014 November 13
by Tanya McGinnity

Here’s a great video from Tyler Dewar that speaks quite nicely to the non-proselytizing nature of Buddhism. I always liked this aspect of the tradition.

It’s funny how when I speak to being a Buddhist (when it comes up), people expect me to try and convert them. There’s a fear in their eyes that I’m going to get them to twist into a lotus-legged pretzel, do some kind of phlegmey nose breathing exercises and then try to engage them in some greasy, tantric sex as I thrust with a howling deep throat singing eruption of nyan-cat proportions.

Sadly nope. None of that happens.

It’s all pretty chill. You choose your own path friend and I wish you love, peace, blessings and freedom from suffering.

No hard sell there.

2 Responses
  1. November 13, 2014

    I always say that a Buddhist who tries to convert someone to Buddhism is not really a Buddhist.

    • Tanya McGinnity permalink*
      November 13, 2014

      So true!

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