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Olia
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Namaste

Post by Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:42 am

Greetings to everyone!

I am very pleased to find a sangha online. I hope to learn a great deal and enjoy the company of practicing Buddhists. I have been a casual practitioner of Vipassana meditation for about 7 years, but I recently felt compelled to commit to follow the Buddha's teachings. I am not in a position to travel to meet with a local sangha, so this forum is greatly appreciated. I look forward to getting to know everyone better!

:namaste:

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Re: Namaste

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:45 am

Greetings Olia,

Welcome to the forum.

:buddha1:

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Re: Namaste

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:48 am

You are most welcome here.
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Re: Namaste

Post by Ben » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:54 am

Hi Olia and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Namaste

Post by Cittasanto » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:00 am

Welcome Aboard!

Hope you envoy your time here
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Re: Namaste

Post by bodom » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:16 am

Welcome Olia!

:anjali
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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Re: Namaste

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:41 am

Welcome Olia! :hug:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Namaste

Post by Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm

:thanks:

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Re: Namaste

Post by DNS » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:29 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Namaste

Post by Assaji » Tue May 01, 2012 9:18 am

Hi Olia,

Warm welcome to you!

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