It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
As I learn more about Buddhism, I can't help but think about all the cultural aspects I'm missing or disregarding when I try to apply the philosophies of Buddhism to my life. I feel guilty, like I'm stealing bits and pieces, sort of picking and choosing parts of a culture that is not mine; like maybe I shouldn't be pursuing Buddhism. Although I'm doing my best to learn everything I can, there is definitely something you don't get from an online forum (no offense). Has anyone here ever felt this way, and if so, what have you done?