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Hello from Canada!

Postby HenryDLacklaw » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:03 am

Hi everyone, my name is Johnny, I'm 19, and I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm a Canadian by birth and citizenship but I consider myself a proud New Yorker and Long Islander (go Mets)! I'm of Greek descent and proud of it. I'm currently studying English lit and philosophy at the University of Toronto. I first discovered Buddhism in middle school when I was ten or eleven and I knew instantly that it was the religion for me. However I didn't really start practicing until I was about 16 and didn't start practicing really seriously until about 18 when I basically used the Dhamma to cure my own depression. :smile:

I'm really glad to have found this forum and have been reading it constantly for the last few months but this is only my second time posting. I'm looking forward to posting more!

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Metta,
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby SarathW » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:18 am

:hello:
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:19 am

Welcome Johnny!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:23 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:15 am

Welcome!

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Re: Hello from Canada!

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:18 am

Welcome.
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: Hello from Canada!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:47 pm

Welcome!
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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