Okay, so I'm not sure if 'Buddhist to be' is an accepted term with you guys here but I don't know much about the Buddhist community...
I'm 17 (18 in two months if that means anything to you guys), and I was raised Christian. About 2 years ago I started asking questions about the whole "God" concept and everything related to it. That led me to becoming agnostic. I have always felt drawn towards the Buddhist way of life, and wanted to learn more about it. My family prohibited this, of course, so I have only been researching and learning about it in the past year. I joined this forum because I have support in adopting the Buddhist way of life from a few friends, and that's it. My family sees me as incredibly foolish and possibly even possessed (my grandfather is very, very, very, very puritan) so there is zero support there. I do feel rather alone in this decision, but regardless I am motivated and looking forward to it.
The main point of this post is to find out what I have to do to get to the point where I can see myself as a Buddhist. I would like to know some good meditation methods, and just advice on the Buddhist way of life. I have a Buddhist friend who I have been talking to and I asked her about any Sanghas in my area and there are none, unfortunately.
So, yeah. Any advice and stuff?
"For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson