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mario_vienna
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Hello

Post by mario_vienna » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:50 am

Hi all!
My first contact with Buddhism was 12 years ago. I started with diamondway buddhism, changed to zen and ended up with reading the Pali canon (I have never taken the refuge). Unfortunately, I was living at that time in a German town where there was no possibility to practice. So my ambitions faded away until last year. And again I started with one of the diamondway guided meditations for about one year. But than zen meditation became more interesting for me again, since I wanted to focus on breathing and not on mantras. Three weeks ago, I discovered vipassana meditation, I think it is the form of meditation that fits the best for me.
I am not a fan of zen teachers, and I hope that in Theravada (Vipassana) I am not that depending on teachers and can concentrate on meditation and reading the Pali canon. However, this online Sangha looks perfect to me to exchange with others from all over the world online.
Mario

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Re: Hello

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 am

Hello and welcome, Mario! :hello:

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Re: Hello

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:08 am

Greetings Mario,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Paul. :)
"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: Hello

Post by DNS » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Welcome to DW!

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bodom
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Re: Hello

Post by bodom » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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 mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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bodom
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Re: Hello

Post by bodom » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 am

Welcome!

:namaste:
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 mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

mario_vienna
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Re: Hello

Post by mario_vienna » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Thank you so much for your warm welcome!

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