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by docwood1997
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Rains Residence 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Rains Residence 2019

I am curious what practices lay people are doing this year to observe the Rains Residence. I am considering making some vows to do with practice or study, and maybe spending some time at Georgia Buddhist Vihara (a vow to structure that?) "retreating" as much as possible given that I have to work, go...
by docwood1997
Wed May 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Uposatha Observance Club
Replies: 309
Views: 96985

Re: Uposatha Observance Club

[html]I have a choice next month to Travel on a day which might be difficult for me physically, possibly pushing the safety envelope, in order to be home on the full moon uposatha. Make an all-day drive on the uposatha itself, because it is the day my host asked me to stay through (depart upon) Ask ...
by docwood1997
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Buddhism...stuck in the Bible Belt
Replies: 31
Views: 6638

Re: New to Buddhism...stuck in the Bible Belt

Hi, and welcome! Another Bible Belter here--raised in North Carolina, almost 40 years in Georgia. There are lots of Buddhists here in the Atlanta Metro area, but few Theravadins, or if there are I can't find them. There are Zen practitioners, Tibetans, and non-sectarians galore. The few Theravada co...
by docwood1997
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: Biography of the Buddha
Replies: 12
Views: 3492

Re: Biography of the Buddha

Peace :anjali: I have been listening to Ajahn Achalo's talks from a pilgrimage he led following the Buddha's life path in India and it has made me aware of the need for some historical context: Just for one example, I had read the Burning sermon recently and while some lightbulbs clicked on for me I...
by docwood1997
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Peace, from Marietta, GA USA
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Peace, from Marietta, GA USA

:anjali: Hi, all! I have been tinkering with Buddhism on and off since I was in college (back before the Flood, but never mind) and finally got serious about it some ten years ago. I was very confused and floundering until I found What the Buddha Taught and decided that the Theravadan school made th...