What Kind of Buddhist are You?
Social Buddhism, Cultural Buddhism, Personal Journey Buddhism, or Traditional Practitioner Buddhism... what type are you?In my opinion, social Buddhism is like pop culture, a bit of Buddhism incorporated here and there to keep up with friends who discuss psychology based ideas.
Personal Journey Buddhism is a wild ride. The avowed Buddhist struggles to evolve, taking from Buddhism what it can offer toward their craving to understand. Often, there is a mixture of many kinds of spirituality but leaning toward Buddhism as it may resonate stronger.
Lastly, the traditional practitioner Buddhist. Those who have been on the Buddhist path for many lifetimes are committed by their vows that are deeply buried. Some, upon taking Bodhichitta vows for the first time in this life, experience familiarity or an awakening that can be startling for someone raised in a very different culture than, for example, Tibetans. Waking up to their Buddhist practice, the traditional practitioner will seek the elements suitable for them; guidance, right lifestyle, study and meditation.