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Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby SitavanaJLO » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 pm

I am a Theravada Buddhist from the interior of BC, near Birken Forest Monastery and Kamloops, BC. I joined the Buddhist Group on MyFitnessPal.com and linked here from a post by a fellow member. How wonderful to find these online communities for those of us somewhat isolated from large centres. Our sangha is relatively small and has monthly gatherings with Ajahn Sona. He is going into a year of silent retreat so we will be with him in spirit as we practice. There is a huge library of dhamma talks on the Birken.ca website as well. Looking forward to exploring this site and expanding my knowledge and practice. I welcome contact and send metta to all beings. (MWF, 2 daughters, 1 grandson, meditation & fitness teacher, retired social worker, artist, organic gardener, country dweller in paradise mountain retreat with partner and poodle and koi.) :buddha1:
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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:28 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 Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:36 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:43 pm

:hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"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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Postby Reductor » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:16 pm

Hello. :hello:

I've long meant to visit Birken, but seldom go over mountains.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:17 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:43 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:22 am

Hi SitavanaJLO and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I'm glad you read my invite at MFP and made it across.
I look forward to getting to know you better and reading your contributions.
kind regards,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:55 am

Welcome on board.
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