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Hello from Montreal

Postby Eliane » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:58 pm

Hello everybody!

I've just moved to Montreal, QC, and I'm looking for a group to practice Shamata. I saw a few places here but didn't find anything about this practice yet, maybe some of you could help me.

I met my teacher, Lama Padma Samten (who was named Lama by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche) in 1999, in Brazil and I've been his student since. During my last retreat there (Brazil) I met Alan Wallace (http://www.sbinstitute.com/alan), who talked about the importance of Shamata and conducted a few practices.

I would like to go on with this practice but it's always easier to practice in a group :group: than alone :candle: .

Edit: I speak French also (not perfect but enough)

:namaste: Eliane

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Re: Hello from Montreal

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:17 pm

Welcome Eliane! Please be sure to visit our sister site http://www.dharmawheel.net for a Mayayana and Vajrayana perspective on shamata.

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: Hello from Montreal

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:52 pm

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

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Re: Hello from Montreal

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:28 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello from Montreal

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:16 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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