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by UrbanContemplative
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Theravāda
Topic: Learning Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: Learning Buddhism?

Not that I am an advanced student myself; but I recommend delving into the texts for your "study". I don't know what all you have read; but if you haven't already I would start by reading the Dhammapada. It captures the essence, or the heart of Buddhism and it will give you a fantastic overview. Fro...
by UrbanContemplative
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Hello Everyone

Thanks all!!

@ Ben; I appreciate the recommendation!
by UrbanContemplative
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone! I was searching the web on Theravada Buddhism and discovered this forum. I am so happy to have found it!! About me in brief: I am 35 years old and live in the state of Ohio. I am a Christian and ministry student who is studying to be a Pastor. I am a Methodist. That said, I have a de...
by UrbanContemplative
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words
Replies: 46
Views: 24996

Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi Lectures: In the Buddha's Words

Wow...thanks for posting this link!! I'm ALREADY glad I joined this forum today! This is fantastic. In the Buddha's Words was my first introduction to the Pali Canon; and I've since been reading all his other translations. I love that book, it is one of my favorites!!
by UrbanContemplative
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: spiritual friends
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: spiritual friends

I HIGHLY encourage this. It is actually perhaps the main reason why I joined this forum; to have meaningful discussion with those who might have a different worldview than I do. I am actually a Christian who is studying to be a Pastor; yet I have a deep love and respect for other faith traditions an...