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SamuelMaclay
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Hello from México

Postby SamuelMaclay » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:44 pm

Hi,

My name is Samuel and I'm from México City. I'm fairly new to Buddhism, but I'm interested in learning about the different sects within it and their differences so I can find the one that suits me (or not). I've been reading mainly about Theravada, but I guess that's because I don't know much about the others.

I've also started to practice anapanasati meditation but there's not a lot of Buddhist centers or temples in México (mainly a catholic country), so I don't even know if I'm doing it right.

I guess what I'm saying is, I'm here to learn and I'll appreciate any help anyone can provide.

Thank you.

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Re: Hello from México

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:47 pm

Welcome Samuel! Please feel free to ask any questions that occur to you and let me know if I can help in any way.
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Re: Hello from México

Postby cooran » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:50 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel, Samuel!! :group:

With metta,
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Re: Hello from México

Postby SarathW » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:51 pm

:hello:
Welcome!
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Re: Hello from México

Postby SamuelMaclay » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:54 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:Welcome Samuel! Please feel free to ask any questions that occur to you and let me know if I can help in any way.


Thank you very much!

Could you recommend some readings? Like I said, I would like to know the main(?) differences between Buddhist sects, or maybe just a place to start?

Thanks again.

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Re: Hello from México

Postby SamuelMaclay » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:56 pm

cooran wrote:Welcome to DhammaWheel, Samuel!! :group:

With metta,
Chris


Thanks for the welcome, Chris.

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Re: Hello from México

Postby SamuelMaclay » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:57 pm

SarathW wrote::hello:
Welcome!


Thank you, Sarah. :thanks:

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Re: Hello from México

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:07 am

Hello Samuel,

This might be a good starting point:

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/schools.htm

With metta,
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hello from México

Postby Mkoll » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:59 am

SamuelMaclay wrote:Hi,

My name is Samuel and I'm from México City. I'm fairly new to Buddhism, but I'm interested in learning about the different sects within it and their differences so I can find the one that suits me (or not). I've been reading mainly about Theravada, but I guess that's because I don't know much about the others.

I've also started to practice anapanasati meditation but there's not a lot of Buddhist centers or temples in México (mainly a catholic country), so I don't even know if I'm doing it right.

I guess what I'm saying is, I'm here to learn and I'll appreciate any help anyone can provide.

Thank you.


Greetings and welcome.

A good introduction to Buddhism in general is written by scholar Rupert Gethin called The Foundations of Buddhism.

In regards to anapanasati, different teachers have different ways of teaching it. So if you don't have direct access to a teacher, I'd recommend reading the Anapanasati Sutta and figuring out what works for you through practice. The "right" way of doing it is something you'll figure out for yourself, whether you have the personal guidance of a teacher or not.

Good luck.

:anjali:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammāsambuddhassa

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi


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Re: Hello from México

Postby bodom » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:44 am

Welcome Samuel!

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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Re: Hello from México

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:57 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from México

Postby SamuelMaclay » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:48 am

Mkoll wrote:
Greetings and welcome.

A good introduction to Buddhism in general is written by scholar Rupert Gethin called The Foundations of Buddhism.

In regards to anapanasati, different teachers have different ways of teaching it. So if you don't have direct access to a teacher, I'd recommend reading the Anapanasati Sutta and figuring out what works for you through practice. The "right" way of doing it is something you'll figure out for yourself, whether you have the personal guidance of a teacher or not.

Good luck.

:anjali:


Thank you so much for your recommendations, it is what I was looking for.

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Re: Hello from México

Postby SamuelMaclay » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:49 am

cooran wrote:Hello Samuel,

This might be a good starting point:

http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/history/schools.htm

With metta,
Chris


Thank you, it cleared out a few questions.

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Re: Hello from México

Postby Aloka » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:47 am

Welcome Samuel,

"The Foundations of Buddhism" by Rupert Gethin which was recommended to you, is available in PDF

http://www.watflorida.org/documents/The%20Foundations%20of%20Buddhism_Gethin_1998.pdf

Kind regards,

Aloka

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