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Hello from Oxford

Postby Matthew56 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:36 am

Hello all!

My name's Matthew, I've been interested in Buddhism for about 7-8 years, but only focused on the Theravada Tradition and got serious about meditation in the last year. As a resident of Oxford I have the good fortune of attending the Oxford Buddha Vihara (http://www.oxfordbuddhavihara.org.uk/obv_eng/index.php) and learning from the lay Sangha and the Sangha of monks there, led by the abbot Dr.Khammai Dhammasami.
I've been lurking here for awhile, enjoying and learning from the variety of perspectives, experience and knowledge the Dhamma Wheel Sangha provides, so thought it time to say "hello" and thank you for this great resource!

Best wishes,


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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:45 am

Welcome Matthew! I look forward to your contributions!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:42 pm

Welcome Matthew!

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

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby Alobha » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Welcome Matthew! :smile:

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:42 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby TravisGM » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 pm

To be happy...

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:32 am

Greetings Matthew,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

“One to whom it might occur, ‘I’m a woman’ or ‘I’m a man’. Or ‘I’m anything at all’— Is fit for Mara to address.” (SN 5.2)

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby Matthew56 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:20 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:24 am


With metta

With Metta

& Upekkha

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Postby waimengwan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:47 pm

Welcome Matt hope you have a great stay!

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