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Bevoir
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Hello and a question

Post by Bevoir » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi

I've had an interest in Buddhism for over 10 years and have dabbled in various self help techniques (non Buddhist) but feel like I'd finally like to go further into Buddhism. I've never been to a Buddhist group and would like to seek advice on finding a suitable group in my area. Is there a particular part of the forum where this might be suitable?

I also have a question on forum members views on some other therapies I have encountered to see how they view their techniques. Would anyone be able to tell me where I should post that question please?

I look forward to learning more from you all and appreciate any help. Thanks.

Andy

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Re: Hello and a question

Post by Ben » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:14 pm

Greetings Andy,

As a first port of call, try http://www.buddhanet.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and the worldwide directory. Failing that, come back and ask here in General Theravada or Theravada for the modern world in the event there is someone who lives close to you and knows of groups not listed at buddhanet.

As far as discussing alternative therapies, try the wellbeing forum if the focus of discussion are the therapies. Otherwise, you could post it in the lounge. Mods or admins may move the thread if we feel the content is more appropriate to a different forum.

And welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello and a question

Post by DNS » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:12 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello and a question

Post by cooran » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:56 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, Andy! :group:

Hope to see your further posts around the forums.

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Re: Hello and a question

Post by Bevoir » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:31 pm

Thanks for your help everyone.

I'm in Birmingham UK and if anything there's too much choice! I will post a message about it shortly!

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Re: Hello and a question

Post by Renlaenderin » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:24 pm

Hi welcome!

I think Dhamma Wheel is a brilliant place to start. There are many forums broken up into different areas of interest and you should go directly to health and well being :)

There are also lots and lots of references in the Introductory materials thread as well. This is found in the Discovering Theravada Forum.
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Re: Hello and a question

Post by bodom » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:43 pm

Welcome Bevoir!

: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


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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