Adding Another Building Block of Identity

My tiny Buddhist shrine

While I was in Calgary from March through June, I ended up becoming a Buddhist. I took refuge and spent time studying dharma. Just how much of a Buddhist did I become? I have to be honest, I just don’t know. It isn’t like I have a burning desire to join a monastery or to spend hours every day in studying the philosophy. I almost think that the number of Buddhist temples we visited in Thailand last January and February may have influenced that decision. As well, I have discovered that so much about Jungian psychology and Buddhist philosophy that both have in common. It was a good fit for me.

Yet, I have a problem identifying as a Buddhist. I struggle with being pigeon-holed into one dogma. I am still self-discovering.

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