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Greetings

Postby dhamma_learner » Wed May 29, 2013 4:14 am

Hello All,

My name is Tristan. I am a college student with an interest in Mathematics, Physics, and Philosophy. I am relatively new to the practice of meditation and to the study of the Dhamma. I came to the realization early on that the way of Theravada seems to be the most reasonable and logical perspective on the Buddha's teachings. Currently I practice meditation alone but I am beginning to search for local groups or centers nearby (Bay Area, California). I will certainly have many questions about meditation and Buddhist literature, and will most definitely seek the advice of more experienced members of the forums. I greatly look forward to future discussions with all of you.

With Metta,

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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed May 29, 2013 4:18 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

Postby tiltbillings » Wed May 29, 2013 4:18 am

Welcome. Please feel free to ask questions.
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: Greetings

Postby cooran » Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Greetings

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed May 29, 2013 10:29 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel 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: Greetings

Postby Ben » Wed May 29, 2013 10:52 am

Greetings Tristan and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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