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Postby tristan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:51 pm

Hi! I joined Dhamma Wheel because I have, for many years, had one foot quite firmly in Buddhism and been able to nurture my practice, in various ways, by being part of a Unitarian (or in the States a Unitarian Universalist) community. I live in London but have found it remarkably difficult to find a sangha that is a) nearish to me and b) meets at times I can manage with my work. I decided to look online for a community so that I can maintain the wonderful relationship with my UU community, keep my job, have a place to talk about the practice with others and not have to spend lots of time on busses and tubes in order to do it.

I decided to join Dhamma Wheel specifically because it seems to be focused mainly on Theravada practice. I have been drawn to this school because I always feel I have 'got more out of' listening to dhamma talks or reading materials from teachers in the Theravada/Vipassana school, although I value the works from the other traditions.

I'm looking forward to conversing with you!

Peace. /Tristan
Namaste. /Tristan

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Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:45 am

Greetings Tristan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:37 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby cooran » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:46 am

Welcome Tristan!!! :group:

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:52 pm

Welcome aboard Tristan

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Welcome Tristan!
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!

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:44 am

Welcome on board.

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