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Hi from New York City

Post by TamHanhHi » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi everyone. I'm excited to stop lurking and finally join the forum. I've been practicing for just over a year, and I'm looking to deepen my dedication--part of that by getting inspiration here. I came to the Dhamma through the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, which I deeply resonated with (and still do in many ways). Because that tradition uses texts from both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, I was introduced to suttas like An Auspicious Day, the Metta Sutta, and the Satipatthana Sutta, which just blew my mind.

I get so much peace from reading the Pali Canon (and often, too, a well-needed kick in the butt). I'm definitely drawn to the down-to-earth and practical Theravada tradition, and I right now I just want to see more about what this journey entails.

"Just as a large banyan tree, on level ground where four roads meet, is a haven for the birds all around, even so a lay person of conviction is a haven for many people: monks, nuns, male lay followers, & female lay followers."—AN 5.38 :candle:

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Re: Hi from New York City

Post by SDC » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Welcome! I'm from the NYC area as well!

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Re: Hi from New York City

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:04 pm

Welcome! :hello: It's good to see you here.

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Re: Hi from New York City

Post by bodom » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:10 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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Re: Hi from New York City

Post by DNS » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:21 pm

Welcome to DW!


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Re: Hi from New York City

Post by SarathW » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:25 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hi from New York City

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:59 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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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