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A new learner in England

Postby Still Searching » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:34 pm

Hi, I am AJ from South East of England, United Kingdom.
I have been studying Buddhism for a few years now and I wish to seek enlightenment & achieve nirvana.
I also wish to bring peace into the world and better myself and not just for others but for my own benefit.

I want to learn much more about Buddhism and become awake.

Namaste :buddha1:
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:43 pm

Greetings AJ and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:52 pm

Welcome AJ!

:hello:

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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Still Searching » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:53 pm

Ben wrote:Greetings AJ and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


Thank you Ben for your warm welcome :)

mikenz66 wrote:Welcome AJ!

:hello:

:anjali:
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Thank you too Mike :thumbsup:
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:01 pm

:hello:
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:09 pm

Welcome to Dhammawheel! :group:
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Still Searching » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:14 pm

Thank you David N. Snyder & cooran, it is very nice to meet you both :smile:

Namaste :namaste:
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby bodom » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:59 am

Welcome!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Still Searching » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:36 am

Of course. I am definitely serious about being Buddhist and not following others or believing what random people say without properly investigating the ways of Buddhism myself which is why I came here. I want to talk to other serious Buddhists and get proper information.

Thank you for your reply, I'll remember that.
1 of the ways of Buddhism is awareness & the truth.
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Spiny Norman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:54 am

Still Searching wrote:Hi, I am AJ from South East of England, United Kingdom.


Hi AJ, are you in touch with any local Buddhist groups? This site might be helpful:
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/

I'm in Suffolk, not much going on here. ;)
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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Aloka » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:35 pm

Hi AJ,

I live in the UK and I recommend a visit to Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire in the SE

http://www.amaravati.org/

and also Chithurst Monastery in the SE ( travel details on the websites)

http://www.cittaviveka.org/

with kind wishes

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Re: A new learner in England

Postby Still Searching » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:28 pm

porpoise wrote:
Still Searching wrote:Hi, I am AJ from South East of England, United Kingdom.


Hi AJ, are you in touch with any local Buddhist groups? This site might be helpful:
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/

I'm in Suffolk, not much going on here. ;)


Cool, I'm from Bedfordshire :smile:

Aloka wrote:Hi AJ,

I live in the UK and I recommend a visit to Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire in the SE

http://www.amaravati.org/

and also Chithurst Monastery in the SE ( travel details on the websites)

http://www.cittaviveka.org/

with kind wishes

Aloka


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