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Hello from South East England.

Postby Hundovir » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:58 am

Hello there!

I'm trying (once again) to develop a practice. I live reasonably near Cittaviveka - a monastery in the Thai Forest tradition - and have visited a few times. I have also recently been reading Sayadaw U Jotika's "A Map of the Journey" which I'm finding remarkably refreshing and down-to-earth.

The "once again" above refers to about thirty years of on/off contact with the dhamma. I'm not exactly Mr. Committed!
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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:16 am

Welcome Hundovir! You are very fortunate to live close by too such a well respected forest monastery. Take advantage of it!

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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: Hello from South East England.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Welcome to DW!
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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:40 pm

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

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:51 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:05 pm

Welcome Aboard!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Hello from South East England.

Postby GraemeR » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:28 am

Hundovir wrote:Hello there!

I'm trying (once again) to develop a practice. I live reasonably near Cittaviveka - a monastery in the Thai Forest tradition - and have visited a few times. I have also recently been reading Sayadaw U Jotika's "A Map of the Journey" which I'm finding remarkably refreshing and down-to-earth.

The "once again" above refers to about thirty years of on/off contact with the dhamma. I'm not exactly Mr. Committed!


Welcome aboard,

I went to both Chithurst and Amaravati when I lived in the south east of England. Chithurst is set up mainly to train monks, there are more activities at Amaravati, if you can get there.

Graham
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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby Hundovir » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:16 pm

Thanks very much for the welcomes. :)
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