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Hello from Okinawa

Post by xLotusx » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:57 am

Hello everyone,

I am new to Buddhism and am very glad to have stumbled onto this forum. I am currently in Okinawa, Japan in the U.S. military and feel like I have nowhere to go and nobody to talk to when it comes to learning more about Buddhism. I look forward to learning and talking with all of you!
Thanks in advance for the welcomes :D


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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by Ben » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:13 am

Greetings Lotus and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:19 am

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by plwk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:28 am

Stuff related to Theravada in Japan 1 2 3 4
And in the directory list of Theravada based centers/temples, do note on one particular group as discussed here

And if you want to know more about other Buddhist Traditions in Japan, try the sister site here

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by DNS » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:35 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by Alobha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:18 pm

Welcome :smile:

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by waimengwan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Welcome xLotusx, how is Okinawa are there any Buddhist temples there ?

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by cooran » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:29 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel :group:

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by bodom » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:07 pm

Welcome Lotus!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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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.

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"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Post by tiltbillings » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:52 pm

>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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