Hello from the North East (England)

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Hello from the North East (England)

Postby Ellis13 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:43 pm

I thought I would introduce myself after perusing this forum for the last couple of weeks.

I've really been intrigued by reading about buddhism over the last year or so and have implemented meditation into my daily life. I really hope to learn more in the future and believe this is the correct road to follow.

A bit about me: I'm 42, a single dad of two teenage daughters, I'm from Whitley Bay (NE England). I recently decided to take some time out of my career as a secondary school teacher and I hope to spend my time wisely to calm my mind and open my heart to my family and others around me. I guess i havent ever took too much time out since my wife passed away and like everyone I've had my fair share of hurdles to overcome.

So far I've limited my reading to more modern books on buddhism, written by western authors. I've just finished "A path with Heart" by Jack Kornfield. I would highly recommend this book, very warm and intriguing.

I'm really looking forward to using this forum and hopefully I can help contribute in the future.
Ellis :smile:

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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:47 pm

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby seahorse » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:04 pm

Wahoo to Whitley Bay! Hello from Manchester, Ellis. This board is great - hope you enjoy it.
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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:18 pm

Ellis13 wrote: I'm from Whitley Bay (NE England)

Welcome Ellis, hinny !

I'm from Newcastle originally but I live in the south now.

with kind wishes


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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:25 pm

Welcome to DW!
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Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:55 pm

Welcome Aboard.
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby Sokehi » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:30 pm

Welcom! :anjali:
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What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur, ‘I am a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I’m anything at all’ is fit for Mara to address. – SN 5.2

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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:51 pm

Welcome Ellis! :group:

with metta
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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:30 am

Welcome Ellis!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Re: Hello from the North East (England)

Postby Ellis13 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:23 am

Thankyou everyone for your warm welcomes. I look forward to using this forum and hopefully contributing aswell. :namaste:

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