What does being Buddhist Mean to Me? What does being Buddhist Mean to Me?

What does being Buddhist Mean to Me? I have been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1992 and have been a student of the New Kadampa Tradition since 2008. “Buddhism is the practice of Buddha’s teachings, also called Dharma, which means protection. By practicing Buddha’s teachings, living beings are permanently protected from suffering.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, What does being Buddhist Mean to Me?