Goodbye...for now

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James the Giant
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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby James the Giant » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:12 am

What a beautiful temple!
Have a fruitful time, and please give us a report of how it went when you return.
:anjali:
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby Rui Sousa » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:05 pm

I wish you have a pleasant and fruitful journey.
:clap:
With Metta

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby cooran » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:37 am

Ben wrote:
Myanmar_Monywa_Panorama_1.jpg


Hi everyone,

I'm flying to Myanmar this evening and I will be there until after the first week in January. I'll be attending a retreat and then on Yatra.
Thanks to all my dhamma friends for their companionship and wise counsel and my family for the sacrifices they have made so I can go.
I hope to see you back online from 9/10 January. May you all continue to walk on the path.
with metta,

Ben


Hello all,

Ben is now exactly half-way through his 30 day meditation retreat.
May he be working diligently, May he achieve lasting results.
May he be healthy and strong. May he be free of physical and mental pain.

with mahametta
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: Goodbye...for now

Postby sattva » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:00 am

I see you are back (smiles). Time for sharing your experiences (i hope!) :anjali: :buddha2:
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My avatar is one of many calligraphies painted by my teacher. Mitra Bishop, Roshi. She has them for sale to try to raise money for her building project. Also, if you purchase books on Amazon, you can use Amazon Smile and put in Mountain Gate (In Ojo Sarco, NM) and a small % will go to the monastery.
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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:02 am

Hey Sattva!
Great to see you here!
I promise to post my experience, though it may take a while.
I got home from Myanmar on Sunday and then straight back to work!!
“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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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:00 am

Welcome back, Ben.

:anjali:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:17 am

Thank you Christopher!
However brilliant and difficult and profoundly life-changing the experience, its good to be home.
“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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:19 am

Look forward to reading more about your experience, if and when you have time.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Goodbye...for now

Postby Ytrog » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:44 pm

I hope that it was nice :)

Been absent myself (thanks to being busy), so I missed this.
Suffering is asking from life what it can never give you.


mindfulness, bliss and beyond (page 8) wrote:Do not linger on the past. Do not keep carrying around coffins full of dead moments


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