Hello

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.

Hello

Postby The Sum of Awe » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:09 am

Hello, I am a new member here if you couldn't have guessed. The main thing that brought me here was because I am fairly new to Buddhism. I've been practicing the Zen philosophy without knowing it was Zen until my friend (who is a Mahayana Buddhist) told me what it was called. Silly me had been calling it Nihilism and had been walking the path for a little under 2 years now.

To summarize, I'm 16, turning 17 in a couple of months, and have an obscure interest in philosophy and religion. Part of how I found this site was by searching for forums to learn more about Buddhism. Much of my knowledge on it has progressed from believing Buddhism is just a religion saying "Be nice and love all" to a much more complicated and informative outlook of it.

So, as you may not hear too often in introduction threads; introduce yourself. I'm new so I'd like to get to know the community I will be living with online.
"And this is the nature of the universe. We struggle against it. We fight to deny it, but it is of course pretense. It is a lie. Beneath our poised appearance, the truth is we are completely... out of control."
User avatar
The Sum of Awe
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:57 am
Location: Luana, IA

Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:38 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

Sayagyi U Ba Khin


Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global Relief
UNHCR Syria Emergency Relief AppealTyphoon Haiyan Relief AppealKiva: (person to person micro-finance)

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com
User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
 
Posts: 15793
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: Land of the sleeping gods

Re: Hello

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:38 am

Hello TSofA,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

I presume you know of our sister site for Mahayana and Vajrayana practitioners:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
User avatar
cooran
 
Posts: 7059
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Hello

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:16 am

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
Dana on the Interwebs:
http://greatergood.com
http://freerice.com
User avatar
Khalil Bodhi
 
Posts: 1567
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: NYC

Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:10 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


Dharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum) -- Open flower ~ Open book (blog)
User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
 
Posts: 14524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hello

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:36 pm

:hello:
:namaste:
User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7680
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: Hello

Postby waimengwan » Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
blog.tsemtulku.com - Current events and Rinpoche's thoughts
kechara.com - Where we do all our lovely practices
vajrasecrets.com - A Haven for Dharma Shopping! Shop that brings us closer to enlightenment
https://www.facebook.com/TsemTulkuRinpoche - Awesome Social Media Presence for Tsem Rinpoche
User avatar
waimengwan
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:22 am


Return to Introductions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests