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Post by Dallas » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:26 am

Hello everybody! I'm Dallas. I'm 29, was raised Christian, but it never settled well with me. My father is a preacher, and the expectations of my family were that I would also become a Christian minister. I enrolled in seminary, and a couple of months in couldn't find any faith to continue. I spent the next 10 years after that with no faith, but a lot of anger at religion in general. A couple of years ago I discovered Buddhism, and the concepts resonated with me, but it's only recently that I've begun to seriously follow the Eightfold Path and practice meditation.

I'm hoping these forums will help me connect with a sangha I am currently lacking. I'm moving to Bangkok, Thailand in 5 days, so hopefully that situation will improve soon, but I'd still like to have an online community to share wisdom with.I hope to know many of you before it's over, so please welcome me to your community.
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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by retrofuturist » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:41 am

Greetings Dallas,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Yes - I find it's good to have both a physical and online Sangha to the extent that is possible, as both can provide support/engagement/assistance in different ways.

Unfortunately I find it difficult to maintain regular contact with a physical Sangha due to geography, but if you're in Bangkok, you will have no such trouble!

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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Post by bodom » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:13 pm

Welcome Dallas!

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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