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mexican
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Hello from Mexico!

Post by mexican » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:39 pm

Hello, my name is Hilda and I have been practicing since about 11 years ago. I have not ever met any other Theravadan and only recently when I moved back to the place I am from, I found a couple of Sanghas that practice Tibetan Buddhism, which is kind of difficult for me to feel a part of, and besides in all of them you have to pay a fee which I am not able to do right now.

Anyway about two or three weeks ago I was able for the first time to attend a Buddhist ceremony with the traditional Tibetan chants and instruments, and it made me cry. Same thing happened when, after all of these years being a Buddhist, I step on a Buddhist place (just the office, but it was undescribable).

I was living in the Caribbean, in a small town and one day, being at a restaurante to teach a class, I saw from a far a woman in the Tibetan red robes...undescribable. Before I could realize it I was on the street running to reach her. She was not very talkative, just a few words, regular words, probably not what I expected, but just the experience was memorable.

For a couple of years I did not have access to internet and missed my Dhamma communication, at least, electronically. Now I hope I can be a part of this forum.

Thank you to those who established this Forum, for people like me that have gotten "all their Buddhism" from internet, and overall on the countriers where there is no Theravada, even more important, THANK YOU!!!<

May all of you have a wonderful day!

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by Sam Vara » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:29 pm

Hello Hilda, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by DNS » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:56 am

Hola, ¿cómo estás?


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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by SarathW » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:33 am

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

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by LG2V » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:38 am

Hey Hilda :smile:
Here are some excellent sites for giving free Dana (Click-Based Donation):
http://freerice.comhttp://greatergood.com/www.ripple.orgwww.thenonprofits.com

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by paul » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:35 pm

I understand those intense experiences you had from practising alone. From experience it's the most productive way to practice as long as you have dhamma guidance from a book such as "The Noble Eightfold Path" by Bikkhu Bodhi.

Welcome to DW.

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 am

Greetings Hilda,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by Aloka » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:05 am

Welcome, Hilda :hello:
May all of you have a wonderful day!
Thank you - and you too!

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Re: Hello from Mexico!

Post by bodom » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:56 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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