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Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:46 pm
by rapidx
Hi All,

I've been lurking on here for a few weeks. Thought I'd finally say hello.

I came across Buddhism around 5 years ago after my Mum passed away. I attended a couple of courses at the Manchester Buddhist Centre which is an FWBO/Triratna centre. I related very much to Buddhism but found it.very hard to keep attending due to a change in job. Last year I also attended a dhammakaya temple which is very local to me. I found it so very "serene" but struggled with it mainly catering for Thai people, nothing wrong with that but it did make my visits a little uncomfortable as an outsider.
Since then I've read more and more into Theravada and it does seem to call to me more so than any other tradition I've come across so far.
So this is just a big hello to everyone!

David

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:49 pm
by mikenz66
Welcome David!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:53 pm
by bodom
Welcome David!

:anjali:

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:55 pm
by cooran
Welcome David! Look forward to reading your posts. :group:

with metta
Chris

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:22 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
There are at least two other Theravāda centres in Manchester.

The Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre Burmese Mahāsi Tradition
and:
The Ketumati Vihara Sri Lankan Tradition

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:03 am
by Ben
Hi David and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:23 am
by DNS
:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:21 am
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

... and ...
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:There are at least two other Theravāda centres in Manchester.

The Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre Burmese Mahāsi Tradition
and:
The Ketumati Vihara Sri Lankan Tradition
:goodpost:

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:23 am
by tiltbillings
Welcome.

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:03 pm
by rapidx
Thank you for the welcomes everyone! and thank you for recommending the centres, I will have to check them out!

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:24 pm
by Mawkish1983
Hello and welcome. I also live in Manchester :)

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:29 pm
by rapidx
Nice to meet a local :-)

Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:11 pm
by Mawkish1983
rapidx wrote:Nice to meet a local :-)
Well, I'm an Essex boy, but I've been living in Manchester for around 10 years now. 'twill be just one more year until I emigrate back down south :)