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by nobody12345
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I need your feedback (on my words).
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: I need your feedback (on my words).

Thank you Bhante for your answer. I have to be honest on my mental status. My mental status was more inclined to anger rather than caring for the benefits of other customers. I think I was just very upset that someone could actually cancelled a formal business appointment multiple times and then ref...
by nobody12345
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: I need your feedback (on my words).
Replies: 2
Views: 773

I need your feedback (on my words).

I need your feedback on whether or not my writing is acceptable in terms of 'right speech.' I recently wrote a formal negative review for the first time. The content of the review has 'unkind' words but the content itself is 100% true (so it is not a false speech, at least.). Basically, a Reiki prac...
by nobody12345
Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Ajahn Brahm coming to California next week?
Replies: 8
Views: 1018

Ajahn Brahm coming to California next week?

Hi all. I just saw the video of Ajahn Brahm uploaded yesterday that says he will visit California next week? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzj7uw_M_Wo) I'm not exactly sure on the date of Dhamma talk since the video did not specify it but it was uploaded yesterday. Does anyone know whether Ajahn ...
by nobody12345
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

Since I decided to visit Metta Forest, I contacted Ven. Thannissaro since I have a burning question regarding meditation for some time. And to my utter joy, he agreed to see me for my question. I explained him that I have been meditating for 4 years but have a serious issue of meditation and would l...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

Bring with you written directions. I have a less than fancy smart phone and the GPS works fine in Valley Center, but bring along written instructions, too, just in case. My advice is to get there during the day, as night driving in the area is trickier of you don't know the way. As I said, after a ...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

Yes, your smart phone GPS should work. Sorry to detail the train route; I read into your post that this might work best for you. Yes, driving is easy, and Wat Metta is not that difficult to find with a GPS. It's within an avocado grove, but just up the road from a high school and off of a residenti...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

Yes, your smart phone GPS should work. Sorry to detail the train route; I read into your post that this might work best for you. Yes, driving is easy, and Wat Metta is not that difficult to find with a GPS. It's within an avocado grove, but just up the road from a high school and off of a residenti...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

And what you mean by saying 'I understand that someone from Wat Metta can pick you up in Valley Center if you make arrangements in advance'? You mean, I cannot drive straight to the monastery? Is that has to do with that area has no signal for GPS service? You can drive straight to the monastery. T...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

They seem like a business to me (I could be wrong but it was my impression). Few years ago, Joseph Goldstein had a 3 hours and a half talk in my area. If I remember correctly, I think it was sponsored by http://www.insightla.org. And the entrance fee for that 3 hours and a half of Dharma talk was 1...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

I have been a solitary Buddhist more than 4 years since I could not find a sangha/temple/ meditation meet up group in Los Angeles that I like. I would love to attend any of those place if that place is serious about meditation and teaching of the Buddha. My preference is Theravada (I strictly follo...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

If you are willing to deal with potential language problems, there are traditional south east Asian Therevada temples all over the southern California area, a lot of refuge communities of Cambodians and Lao, and a lot of immigrant Thai was well, the biggest Thai temple in the area is I think Wat Th...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

I have been a solitary Buddhist more than 4 years since I could not find a sangha/temple/ meditation meet up group in Los Angeles that I like. There is a list of L.A. area Thai temples at Thai-LA.com Thank you for your answer. However, if I'm not mistaken, they talk in Thai. Do you know any Thai te...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

Thanks for your answer. I revere Ven. Thannissaro. Listened and read many of his talks and books and donated money to his monastery. However Metta Forest Monastery is more than 3 hours of drive from my place. The closest Theravada monastery to you that I know of is Metta Forest Monastery . The abbo...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

http://www.ladharma.org/ http://www.insightla.org/ Hi. Thank you so mch for your answer! I'll try ladharma.org. Although I'm not sure about http://www.insightla.org. They seem like a business to me (I could be wrong but it was my impression). Few years ago, Joseph Goldstein had a 3 hours and a half...
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

tiltbillings wrote:What exactly are you looking for?
Serious Buddhist gathering (my first preference is Theravada).
Size or shape does not matter.
I want to meet like minded people who are interested in escaping from Samsara.
by nobody12345
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Re: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

Thanks for your answer. I revere Ven. Thannissaro. Listened and read many of his talks and books and donated money to his monastery. However Metta Forest Monastery is more than 3 hours of drive from my place. The closest Theravada monastery to you that I know of is Metta Forest Monastery . The abbot...
by nobody12345
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?
Replies: 27
Views: 1240

Good Buddhist sangha /meet up/ etc. in Los Angeles?

I have been a solitary Buddhist more than 4 years since I could not find a sangha/temple/ meditation meet up group in Los Angeles that I like. I would love to attend any of those place if that place is serious about meditation and teaching of the Buddha. My preference is Theravada (I strictly follow...
by nobody12345
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Hello again.

Glad to be back! Thank a bunch!
cooran wrote:welcome back! :group:
by nobody12345
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Hello again.

Thank you for the welcome!
:anjali:
bodom wrote:Welcome back!

:anjali:
by nobody12345
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1009

Re: Hello again.

Thank you for the welcome!
Yes, I am glad that my obsessions are getting weaker.
Have a great day!
TheNoBSBuddhist wrote:hello nobody-doh-reh-mi-fah-sol.....(just kidding!)

Nice to have you back, and glad your obsession with music has abated.

welcome.

:namaste: