Rob Banks said:So I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post this, but I didn't want to start a whole new thread.
I go to a traditional SSPX church, and I asked my priest today about meditation. I told him I learned how to meditate by reading a book on Buddhism.
He told me to stay away from Buddhism. I told him I thought there was a lot of wisdom in Buddhism (not the Western pacifist "Buddhism," but real Eastern Buddhism). The priest told me "In every lie there is some truth" and kept encouraging me to stay away from Buddhism.
I don't plan on becoming a Buddhist, but what are you guys' thoughts on whether or not there is any wisdom to be gained from Buddhism (or other Eastern philosophies) as a Christian?
Your priest is right. Satan will use anything to take you away from Christ, even "helpful" meditation. Prayer is your meditation now.