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klasikos
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Hello from Louisiana

Post by klasikos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I am a 25 y/o male from Southern Louisiana. I have a B.A. in International Studies and I'm currently working on my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. I've been very interested in Buddhism since a teenager and have done a fair share of meditation through my own personal practice. I've sat in on Shambhala and Vipassana groups here and there, but I definitely don't have a formal commitment to any tradition (yet). I look forward to getting to know everyone here and to learn and share with you all!

-Klasikos
-Klasikos

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Post by DNS » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

Good luck with the studies, sounds like a good field you are getting into.

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Post by klasikos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Thanks, David! I do think it is a good field! I am also quite interested in the relationship between Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, so that topic might come up at some point on a relevant board.
-Klasikos

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Post by cooran » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! Look forward to seeing your posts around the forums. :group:

with metta
Chris
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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Post by bodom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:44 pm

Welcome Klasikos!

:anjali:
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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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Post by waimengwan » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:32 pm

Welcome, looking forward to your sharing.

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:37 am

Greetings Klasikos,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
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 discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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