Members Bios - please contribute yours

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Lynnmnee
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Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:54 pm

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Post by Lynnmnee » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:43 pm

I am a midlife neophyte who doesn't dare to say I am a Buddhist. Although I aspire. I found this path in 2016 when my father was terminally ill.

I have a strong interest in the Pali Canon. If only I could pronounce the words 🤣.

sentinel
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Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:26 pm

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Post by sentinel » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:31 pm

ashavp wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Hello friends!

My name is Asha, from Kerala, India.

Buddhism was predominant in Kerala centuries ago, but not nowadays.
I am raised to be a Hindu. But circumstances led me here. It is really tough to follow 5 precepts here as we cook/eat non-vegetarian food daily and I work at a department store.
Friends and family won't go easy on me if I reveal that i am trying to learn Buddhism. I am a 34 year old married woman and has a daughter.
Thank you

Namo Buddhay
Hello Asha , if one practise the dhamma , no need to declare one is a buddhist . One can say follows what is wholesome , virtuous and righteous .

Many Hinduism teachings can lead one to wholesome state , which is a preliminary step towards liberation .
知人者智,自知者明。胜人有力,自胜者强。知足者富,强行有志。不失其所者久,死而不亡者寿。

bokaratom
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Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:53 am

Re: Members Bios - please contribute yours

Post by bokaratom » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:34 am

My name is Tom Fernandez. I retired from teaching Computer Science at a State University in Florida. For the last four years I have been traveling around the USA in a motor-home with my wife. Usually when I get to a new area I look for Buddhist groups to visit. I have been to a variety of different Buddhist groups including Theravada, Zen and Tibetan. I enjoy meeting people meditating and sharing thoughts about Buddhism. I've met some wonderful people who have helped me on my path. I've been meditating off and on since I was a teenager. I started in a Hindu tradition (actually Sant Mat). I became disillusioned by the teacher but have continued to meditate and have been learning about Buddhist techniques of meditation. I'm skeptical of dogma but I try to stay open minded. I hope that everyone including myself can transcend all suffering and come to complete realization. I am optimistic about this and my intuition tells me we're all going to be OK! Visit me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DoctorTom

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