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Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:13 pm
by PorkChop
Been hanging out on the sister board for a few months and figured I'd hang out here as well.
My experience with Theravadan Buddhism mainly comes from my muay thai coach, who's from Laos.
I really enjoy reading the Nikayas.
Looking forward to getting to know people here.

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:23 pm
by Ben
Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:24 pm
by mikenz66
Welcome PorkChop!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:56 pm
by DNS
:hello: Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :popcorn:

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:44 am
by cooran
Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
Chris

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:49 am
by tiltbillings
Hope you find your time here of value.

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:38 pm
by Sambojjhanga
Welcome, PorkChop!

Metta

:anjali:

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:50 pm
by bodom
Greetings from a fellow San Antonian!

:anjali:

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:53 pm
by PorkChop
Thanks guys, nice to meet you all. :)
The "Lay Practice at Home" thread has already been most helpful.
I have a feeling I'm going to run into bodom one of these days at one of the 2 Wats in our town.

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:32 pm
by bodom
PorkChop wrote:Thanks guys, nice to meet you all. :)
The "Lay Practice at Home" thread has already been most helpful.
I have a feeling I'm going to run into bodom one of these days at one of the 2 Wats in our town.
There's a good chance! I live 5 minutes from Wat Dhammabucha off of Bandera road though its been a few months since I've last attended. Ivr Been busy raising two young children!

:anjali:

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:17 am
by PorkChop
bodom wrote:There's a good chance! I live 5 minutes from Wat Dhammabucha off of Bandera road though its been a few months since I've last attended. Ivr Been busy raising two young children!

:anjali:
Awesome!
I have one (a 3 year old boy) and another on the way in March.

I've been to Wat Dhammabucha a few times for muay thai demonstrations.
In fact, I still have a protection amulet from one of the monks there; which I got right after doing an "exhibition" fight where I broke my ribs funny enough.
My coach usually goes to Wat Saddadhamma in Shertz and I've been with him a few times for demos, festivals, and lunch with the monks.

I'm kind of all over the place on my own Buddhist practice.
In addition to reading the Nikayas, I live near the Vietnamese TianTai temple off of Babcock, usually go there on Sundays, and I also study with a Lam Rim (Tibetan Gelug tradition) group a couple times a month.

I'll probably settle down when I find a monk/teacher/guru I really connect with.
In the meantime, I'm trying to learn as much as I can and I know I can learn a lot from you folks here.

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:31 am
by Khalil Bodhi
Welcome PorkChop!

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:31 am
by tattoogunman
PorkChop wrote:Been hanging out on the sister board for a few months and figured I'd hang out here as well.
My experience with Theravadan Buddhism mainly comes from my muay thai coach, who's from Laos.
I really enjoy reading the Nikayas.
Looking forward to getting to know people here.
Hello again :tongue:

Re: Hello from San Antonio, TX US

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:32 pm
by waimengwan
Welcome PorkChop hope you can find what you need :)