A bow and a smile

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bongrf
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A bow and a smile

Post by bongrf » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:35 pm

I have been a devoted practitioner for some 13 years now. Living in a small north-central Alberta town in Canada, I have never had a local sangha. I began with on-line connections, moved onto taking part in retreats that were available in a nearby city, and eventually to making winter visits to Birken Monastery in B.C. This last fall I took the plunge and have been engaged in beginning a local sitting group. Members are mostly beginners, but I have a strong grounding in the Theravada tradition and consider that my "home". I hope to be able to engage in conversations and discussions here with others who are committed to this path and this tradition. By strengthening my own practice, I feel I best serve others, especially, right now, those new meditators attending the local group.

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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by cooran » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:35 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:


With metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:14 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 am

Welcome! All the best with the local group!
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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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:11 am

Welcome
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Dmytro
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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by Dmytro » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:38 pm

May I extend a warm welcome to you :anjali:

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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by DNS » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: A bow and a smile

Post by waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:47 am

Welcome !

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