Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Sati Center for Buddhist Studies supports the study of Buddhist teachings through these venues:
• Daylong Community Classes, Sutta Study, and Study Retreats
• Buddhist Chaplaincy Training
• Compassion Cultivation Training™
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"There are times when we make others feel guilty for what's really our own inability to love – that's truly malicious. We rob the other’s energy for us to feel more powerful; and this brings us a momentary satisfaction. But the load of taking someone away from their path by putting the blame on them is very heavy. We point the finger at them and say, ‘You are guilty for my misery.’ The person then has to go to hell and back to be accepted by you. The needier the person is, the greater their need will be to please you."
Sri Prem Baba
Waiting for American Buddhism | December 10, 2014
Americans tend to be impatient. We think if Buddhism has been here for a hundred and fifty years, of course it should be totally American. But that ignores the fact that in Asia it took centuries for Buddhism to become fully acculturated when it moved to a new cultural region. . . . It will take time.
- Charles Prebish, "Pursuing an American Buddhism"