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frank.b
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Post by frank.b » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:51 am

Hello to All, I'm Frank a newie to this site, but not to Buddhism. I have been a Buddhist for about 20yrs now., but some how feel that I've been a B. all my life, it just feels right.
For 3 yrs I was a monastic in England, but left to go travelling. Now living in Philippines :(

darkmoonman
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Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:36 am

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Post by darkmoonman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:10 pm

Hello. My name is Liam. I'm 62, an atheist, and a resident of Seattle. I've been a follower of Buddhism since I ran across its philosophy at age 15 in the translations by Max Müller (they were in fact the only sources available in the library of the tiny Southern town in which I grew up). My progress through formal Buddhism has gone from Zen to Mahayana to Theravada.

I've meditated in groups (shikantaza, vipassana) but find myself now being solitary due to lack of opportunity (the only Theravadin temple is a 90 minute drive each way).

I'm here to continue my education in Buddhism.

Dinsdale
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Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Andromeda looks nice

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Post by Dinsdale » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 am

I felt like a change and have changed my username here from "Spiny Norman" to "Dinsdale". :hello:
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Dhammanando
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Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Location: Ban Sri Pradu Rubber Forest, Phrao, Chiangmai

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Post by Dhammanando » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 am

Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 am
I felt like a change and have changed my username here from "Spiny Norman" to "Dinsdale". :hello:
Oh? Are you planning to nail someone's head to a coffee table?

:coffee:

Dhammavaro
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Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:51 pm

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Post by Dhammavaro » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:12 am

Hi !

I am 37 years old. Born in Austria.
First experience with meditation around 16 years ago with a teacher from the Hindu tradition.
First contact with Buddhism in China (2004)
Around 2006 I went to Thailand for a 7 day retreat, but I stayed there for 112 days.
2007 I was able to practice in a Korean Sangha in Germany.
2008 I went to Thailand again. After a two month retreat I become a Monk.
After a year in Thailand I returned to the laylife.
2010 I made 5 retreats in Germany.
2012 I went to Nepal for a retreat ( Tibetan tradition)
2013 I made 3 retreats in Thailand ( Ajahn tong tradition)
2014 retreat in Germany and Thailand. Meditation and pilgrimage to India
2016 retreat in Thailand.
2017 retreat in Thailand , Austria , Germany.

For some years I was using the mantra Buddho, now I'm looking for a retreat in Myanmar.
I will do a retreat with students from sayadaw u pandita.

Metta and Mudita !
^^The Greatest Gift to Buddha, our Parents, our teacher..is to open the eye of dhamma^^

Dinsdale
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Joined: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:32 am
Location: Andromeda looks nice

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Post by Dinsdale » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:37 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 am
Dinsdale wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:52 am
I felt like a change and have changed my username here from "Spiny Norman" to "Dinsdale". :hello:
Oh? Are you planning to nail someone's head to a coffee table?

:coffee:
Don't worry, Dinsdale has now fully reformed and joined the Quakers. His damascene conversion resulted from finally having met his nemesis, that possibly imaginary giant hedgehog. :tongue:
Buddha save me from new-agers!

Rokai
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Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:42 am

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Post by Rokai » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:07 pm

Greetings to all

My name is Alex, but the name I use while online is Rokai. I'm Scottish, but born in New Zealand. I've always been interested in Buddhism, but only really got on board in the last couple of years. It's been kinda hard for me, since I've essentially been doing it by myself. There are no other Buddhists in my city (that I know of), and the closest temple is a 6hr drive. I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about Buddhism, and hope to do so often.

Thank you 🙏

Ada
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Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:20 am

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Post by Ada » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:34 am

I am Ada from India . New to the concept of Buddha's teachings. It has been A great revelation for me . It is a life line for me . I 'll be grateful to thus site and all those people whom I learn from ,in this right path . May we all be blessed by Buddha Dhamma Sangha . :thanks:

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Sam Vara
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Location: Sussex, U.K.

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Post by Sam Vara » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:48 am

Ada wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:34 am
I am Ada from India . New to the concept of Buddha's teachings. It has been A great revelation for me . It is a life line for me . I 'll be grateful to thus site and all those people whom I learn from ,in this right path . May we all be blessed by Buddha Dhamma Sangha . :thanks:
Greetings Ada, and welcome to Dhhamma Wheel! :hello: :anjali:

RachelUK90
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Post by RachelUK90 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Hello friends,

I'm from a very secular and atheist background where religion was actively discouraged and disliked. I was always interested in Buddhism as it was one big mystery to me (unlike the other 4 main religions which stirred nothing within me) but didn't do any research until 1.5yrs ago.

I started to research it when my fiancee began working in a Japanese Zen garden, and what I read truly opened my eyes! I have A LOT to learn on the subject (judging by the topics discussed here) and I'm hoping to find some online support for my practice and study :console: I live with my brother (very atheist) and fiancee (very skeptical), so Buddhism is not a comfortable topic of discussion with anyone (my recent posting in the introductory forum has opened some doors for me though which is very good).

I practice the 8-fold path everyday (at least my understanding of it) and I have made lasting changes to my behaviour, lifestyle and outlook that I believe have placed me on the right path. I believe whole-heartedly in the four noble truths and see the evidence of it's existence in almost everything I do. I have recently begun to practice Uposatha once a week although I only started last week and I failed miserably at it :( (that being said, it showed me how deep my cravings are hooked into me and I'm looking forward to improving this over time). I am still an atheist but I believe in the philosophies of the buddha and I believe I understand much of the Buddha's teachings although some of the terminology is lost on me. I hope that my understanding will improve with increased study of the dharma, time, patience and practice.

I am very glad to have found this forum

:namaste:

Rachel

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