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Hello nice to meet you...

Postby greenthumb » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:49 pm

Hello, long time vipassana (early 90s) meditator from Oregon, love gardening, kids, dogs, chickens and watching nature do her thing. It's raining and chilly here in Oregon the 5th of November 2013. Gardens are all tucked in, produce is preserved and stored, paintings are coming along, dogs asleep under my chair here in my kitchen. It would be nice to have some Dhamma chats with like minded folk once in awhile. I like just about any Dhamma topic so expect me to popup just about anywhere.
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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby purple planet » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:22 pm

Nice description - very cozy :P

welcome to DW :hello: - and again nice description
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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby greenthumb » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:52 pm

Thank you @purple planet,

Cozy takes a lot of work! Fruits of work all summer long. Thank you, and nice to meet you, looking forward to some interesting and enlightening discussions!
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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:37 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby SarathW » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:30 pm

:hello:
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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby mikenz66 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:38 pm

Welcome greenthumb!

:hello:

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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby greenthumb » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:49 pm

I've been wandering through the threads, this is a very nice board and a great diverse group of people. I am going to have so much fun chatting with you @retrofuturist, @SarathW, @mikenz66. Thank you...
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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:34 am

Greetings Greenthumb and welcome to Dhammawheel
It's nice to meet another long term student of SN Goenka.
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Postby Hickersonia » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:56 am

Well met, greenthumb.

I hope you are well and enjoying that very comfortable scene you have painted for us in words. :anjali:
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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:17 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello nice to meet you...

Postby bodom » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:27 pm

Welcome!

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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 nice to meet you...

Postby greenthumb » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:00 pm

@Ben, Nice to meet a fellow Goenka Student! @Hickersonia, I wish it was as easy to use words as it is as the use of paint and brush for me. Language both spoken and written have not been easy for me, I am totally sight oriented and an introvert to boot, I am well suited for meditation and painting. @David N. Snyder, @bodom, Thank you, and thank you all for the kind greetings.
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