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Post by phoebedb » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:59 pm

Greetings all,

My name is Phoebe and I am from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, England. There does not appear to be a Theravada community in my local area so I have joined this forum to find support from others when I am confused in my practice and to get to know others who share my beliefs. It can be very isolating to be the only one you know who believes what you do and I look forward to finding my community with you all.


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Post by bodom » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:18 pm


To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Post by DNS » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:54 pm

Welcome to DW!


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Post by m0rl0ck » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:58 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Post by Sam Vara » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Welcome and best wishes!

With regard to communities in your area, you are less than twenty miles from Amaravati at Great Gaddesden. I believe they still have a lay meditators group meeting on Sunday afternoons, and it is always worth a visit to see and talk to monks about one's practice.

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Post by phoebedb » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:00 am

Thank you all for your welcome :)

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Post by Aloka » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Welcome phoebedb,

I live in the UK too, and as Sam Vara already said, its worth checking out Amaravati Monastery.

Here's a link to their website....



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Post by Pseudobabble » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:48 pm

Hello Phoebe, I'm also in the UK. Welcome to the place.
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta

'Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.' - Genesis 3:19

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Post by CedarTree » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:05 pm

Welcome friend!

Practice, Practice, Practice

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