A bow and a smile

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bongrf
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A bow and a smile

Postby bongrf » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:35 pm

I have been a devoted practitioner for some 13 years now. Living in a small north-central Alberta town in Canada, I have never had a local sangha. I began with on-line connections, moved onto taking part in retreats that were available in a nearby city, and eventually to making winter visits to Birken Monastery in B.C. This last fall I took the plunge and have been engaged in beginning a local sitting group. Members are mostly beginners, but I have a strong grounding in the Theravada tradition and consider that my "home". I hope to be able to engage in conversations and discussions here with others who are committed to this path and this tradition. By strengthening my own practice, I feel I best serve others, especially, right now, those new meditators attending the local group.

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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:35 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:


With metta
Chris
---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: A bow and a smile

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:14 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go" - Phra Panyapatipo

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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 am

Welcome! All the best with the local group!
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: A bow and a smile

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:11 am

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Dmytro
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby Dmytro » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:38 pm

May I extend a warm welcome to you :anjali:

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David N. Snyder
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:popcorn:

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waimengwan
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:47 am

Welcome !


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