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Varillon
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Hello Everyone

Postby Varillon » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:51 am

This is my first time delving into Theravada specifically. Most of what I have read discussed general beliefs and the story of Shakyamuni Buddha. I finally got the chance to research several traditions and find myself liking Theravada. I live in Arkansas and am disabled, so finding in-person instruction and discussion is near impossible. Earlier this year, I earned 3rd degree in Reiki which has helped greatly with meditation and visualization. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey here.

Namaste

Var

SarathW
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby SarathW » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:03 am

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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tiltbillings
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:06 am

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

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> 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

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mikenz66
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:13 am

Welcome Varillon,

:anjali:
Mike

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cooran
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:28 am

Welcome Varillon! :group:

Glad to have you here with us. Look forward to your posts.

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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bodom
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby bodom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:27 pm

Welcome Varillon!

:anjali:
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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

Uposatha Observance Club:http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148031379279&v=info
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Sovatthika
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby Sovatthika » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:37 pm

what part of arkansas, i am in north little rock
namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

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CedarTree
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Re: Hello Everyone

Postby CedarTree » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:44 pm

Dhammaboy wrote:what part of arkansas, i am in north little rock


You are actually near Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery, the one I have in my signature :) Lucky you!
Don't hold out on practice!

Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in America

Ajahn Chah Associated Monasteries

Practice, Practice, Practice

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Sovatthika
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Postby Sovatthika » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:32 am

nah, it's roughly 3 hours away. might as well be on mars
namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa


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