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Post by tristan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:51 pm

Hi! I joined Dhamma Wheel because I have, for many years, had one foot quite firmly in Buddhism and been able to nurture my practice, in various ways, by being part of a Unitarian (or in the States a Unitarian Universalist) community. I live in London but have found it remarkably difficult to find a sangha that is a) nearish to me and b) meets at times I can manage with my work. I decided to look online for a community so that I can maintain the wonderful relationship with my UU community, keep my job, have a place to talk about the practice with others and not have to spend lots of time on busses and tubes in order to do it.

I decided to join Dhamma Wheel specifically because it seems to be focused mainly on Theravada practice. I have been drawn to this school because I always feel I have 'got more out of' listening to dhamma talks or reading materials from teachers in the Theravada/Vipassana school, although I value the works from the other traditions.

I'm looking forward to conversing with you!

Peace. /Tristan
Namaste. /Tristan
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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:45 am

Greetings Tristan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Post by DNS » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:37 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by cooran » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:46 am

Welcome Tristan!!! :group:

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Post by Cittasanto » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:52 pm

Welcome aboard Tristan
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:50 pm

Welcome Tristan!
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Post by waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:44 am

Welcome on board.

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