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Fluke
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Hi guys

Postby Fluke » Wed May 22, 2013 5:01 pm

Hi guys

I'm male 39 years of age, hailing from Yorkshire in the UK, and have been interested in Buddhism for approximately the last 10 years.

I've read several books on the subject and have learned from Buddhist forums and chat rooms as well as other online material. I've been meditating for around 5 years and have slowly built up the amount of time I spend on it, although I admit I lack discipline in this area as I sometimes miss days.

I live in a small town where there are no Buddhist centres or temples, and so unfortunately I have no teacher. I intend going on retreats in the very near future, where i can learn more about the practice of the Dhamma (in particular the most skilful way to practice Vipassana) and of course I hope I can learn a lot from this forum.

I look forward to meeting and conversing with you :smile:

Peace
Fluke
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Peace
Fluke

Ho! ye who suffer! know
Ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels,
None other holds you that ye live and die,
And whirl upon the wheel, and hug and kiss
Its spokes of agony,
Its tire of tears, its nave of nothingness.

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felipe
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Location: Costa Rica

Re: Hi guys

Postby felipe » Wed May 22, 2013 5:11 pm

Welcome aboard :)

I am in the same situation, no centres near me and no teacher, but this place is very good, internet is a great tool this days.

Hope you can find what you are looking for :)
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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Aloka
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Aloka » Wed May 22, 2013 5:42 pm

Welcome Fluke,

If you can travel further north to Northumberland at any time, Harnham Theravada Thai Forest tradition Monastery might be worth investigating.



With kind wishes,

Aloka

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hi guys

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed May 22, 2013 7:04 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed May 22, 2013 8:22 pm

Welcome to DW!
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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retrofuturist
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Re: Hi guys

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 23, 2013 1:21 am

Greetings Fluke,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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

Fluke
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Fluke » Fri May 24, 2013 12:58 pm

Thanks for the kind welcome.

Aloka, I appreciate the link you have given and will check it out. As there are no Buddhist centres near me, I know I will need to travel, and am prepared to do that. Right now I'm looking for a short-stay retreat (2-3 days) that teaches Vipassana. If that goes ok, I will consider the Goenka 10-day retreats.

Peace
Fluke
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Peace
Fluke

Ho! ye who suffer! know
Ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels,
None other holds you that ye live and die,
And whirl upon the wheel, and hug and kiss
Its spokes of agony,
Its tire of tears, its nave of nothingness.

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Spiny Norman
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Spiny Norman » Fri May 24, 2013 1:12 pm

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

Fluke
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Fluke » Fri May 24, 2013 1:31 pm

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Peace
Fluke

Ho! ye who suffer! know
Ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels,
None other holds you that ye live and die,
And whirl upon the wheel, and hug and kiss
Its spokes of agony,
Its tire of tears, its nave of nothingness.

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Ben
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Location: kanamaluka

Re: Hi guys

Postby Ben » Fri May 24, 2013 1:40 pm

Greetings Fluke and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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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Spiny Norman
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Spiny Norman » Fri May 24, 2013 1:53 pm

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

Fluke
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Fluke » Fri May 24, 2013 1:55 pm

Thanks for the welcome Ben and for the advice Spiny Norman.

I checked out the web site of the Sheffield Triratna centre and that looks ideal, as it's not far to travel. I'll contact them and ask about their retreat dates.

Peace
Fluke
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Peace
Fluke

Ho! ye who suffer! know
Ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels,
None other holds you that ye live and die,
And whirl upon the wheel, and hug and kiss
Its spokes of agony,
Its tire of tears, its nave of nothingness.

Parth
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Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:53 pm

Re: Hi guys

Postby Parth » Wed May 29, 2013 3:32 pm

Dear Fluke,

Only thing in 2-3 days vipassana can't be learnt let alone practised. You might end up taking a mild course and loosing the benefits that come with it.

Better take a 10 days course at Goenkaji's centers

Metta

Parth

Fluke
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Re: Hi guys

Postby Fluke » Thu May 30, 2013 5:05 pm

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Peace
Fluke

Ho! ye who suffer! know
Ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels,
None other holds you that ye live and die,
And whirl upon the wheel, and hug and kiss
Its spokes of agony,
Its tire of tears, its nave of nothingness.


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