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Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:12 pm
by seahorse
Hello and a big smile to you all!

I'm Fran and I'm from deepest darkest West Yorkshire, in the north of the UK. Pleased to meet you all.
I view this site often, and have found the commentaries and discussions to be of tremendous benefit to my Dhamma practice - I thank you all.
I've been practising for 11 years now, initially doing what Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche termed 'spiritual shopping'. I sat with many groups and lineages, including the Nichiren school (SGI), Triratna (Sangarakshita), Gelugpa and Soto Zen (Suzuki Roshi). All Mahayana schools and as a result of flitting over the years, whilst I learned a lot and developed in many ways, I believe I overdosed on 'too many methods and rituals'.
So I decided to go right back to the 'old school' after re-reading the Dhammapada and a number of Abhidhamma Suttas. I am sitting regularly with a Samatha teacher now, have a daily practice and this week will sit Goenkaji Vipassana (10 days). Therevada has felt like a homecoming for me after years of searching.

I am so glad and grateful to be here with you all.

With Metta,
Fran

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:16 pm
by cooran
Welcome Fran! Hope you get a lot out of the Goenka retreat. Remember, it can be hard and just ''stay the distance''.

with metta
Chris

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:18 pm
by DNS
:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
:meditate:

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:19 pm
by Ben
Hi Fran and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
All the best with your planned ten-day course. I have done many of them.
kind regards,

Ben

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:40 pm
by seahorse
Chris, David, Ben,
Thanks so much for the lovely welcome.
I will post any observations which I think may be useful, when I am out of Dhamma Dipa!
With all good things to you,
Fran

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:41 pm
by retrofuturist
Greetings Fran,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Nice to see you kickin' it ol' skool.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:18 pm
by seahorse
Hey Retro! Thank you for this welcome.
Indeed. I'm kickin' it old skool with the B-Boys and the B-Girls. Theravada Massive! Yeah!

Metta,
F.

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:43 pm
by waimengwan
Welcome Seahorse to the board.

Re: Hello from West Yorkshire...

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:49 pm
by tiltbillings
Welcome. Hope find the the forum of interest and value.