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Bunks
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Hello there

Postby Bunks » Thu May 30, 2013 2:35 am

Hi everyone

My name is Luke and I live in a small town just outside Melbourne in Australia.....look forward to chatting with you all about the dhamma of the Theravada!

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello there

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 30, 2013 4:19 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello there

Postby cooran » Thu May 30, 2013 4:29 am

Welcome Luke! :group:

I'm an Aussie too.

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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Bunks
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Re: Hello there

Postby Bunks » Thu May 30, 2013 8:06 am


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Ben
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Re: Hello there

Postby Ben » Thu May 30, 2013 8:29 am

Greetings from across Bass Strait!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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cooran
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Re: Hello there

Postby cooran » Thu May 30, 2013 8:57 am

Brisbane - I'm a banana-bender! :smile:

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: Hello there

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 30, 2013 9:54 am

Welcome Luke!
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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Bunks
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Re: Hello there

Postby Bunks » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:12 pm


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PadmaPhala
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Re: Hello there

Postby PadmaPhala » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:44 am

Aussie! the first web forum i was part of, was full of aussies. very nice ppl btw.

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pilgrim
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Re: Hello there

Postby pilgrim » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:07 am

Hello there. Welcome.
DW has a large representation of Aussie Buddhists. I wonder if the demographics on DW correlates to the world population of English speaking Buddhists, adjusting for internet access?

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello there

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:15 pm

Greetings from Werribee.

:hello:

(Pilgrim ~ another possibility could be that many Buddhist temples here are quasi cultural centres catering to ethnic communities*, so those who are interested in Buddhism for other reasons find more aligned fellowship online... )



Metta,
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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Re: Hello there

Postby Bunks » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:01 pm


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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello there

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:10 pm

Greetings,

Well it's quite possible you've whizzed passed me on the V-Line, while I've stood there like a sucker on the freezing platform, waiting for the Metro train to pull in.

:lol:

Metta,
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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Bunks
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Re: Hello there

Postby Bunks » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:16 am


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Re: Hello there

Postby lyndon taylor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:31 am

Welcome Luke, I'm from Sydney, but live in California, miss my homeland, fortunately i've got free long distance to Aus to keep in touch with family etc. Hope you get something meaningful from participating here. I know I have enjoyed it since I rejoined recently, Cheers
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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PadmaPhala
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Re: Hello there

Postby PadmaPhala » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:44 am

Kali' is the only state æ* will stay from the usa. *same pronunciation as I

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Spiny Norman
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Re: Hello there

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:48 pm

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

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Re: Hello there

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Re: Hello there

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello there

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:44 am

"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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