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Post by steeltarrow » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:06 am

Hi everyone! I stumbled across Bhante Gunaratana's Mindfulness in Plain English about 2 years ago and have read and reread it several times though never started a sustaining meditation practice. About a year ago I picked up his Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, but still was never able to start a practice. Well now I am re-reading it and hoping this time I actually start something. Because of my current situation I am unable to search out a meditation group or sangha so I am hoping to be able to ask possible questions to this board or gain some pointing in the right direction if I need it. I am grateful to the creators and moderators (not to mention the contributors) for this resource and I hope to grow in my knowledge and spiritual understanding as well as my practice and become helpful to others in return.

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:21 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel... I hope the community here can be of some assistance.


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Post by mikenz66 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:18 am

Welcome steeltarrow!



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Post by bodom » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:05 am


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

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

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Post by Ben » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:27 am

Greetings steeltarrow and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
There are a few of Bhante G's practitioners here and I am sure they will only be too happy to help.
Some other resources here include the Great Meditation Challenge thread. We also have a group at insight 'Dhamma wheel meditation challenge'. I hope they are of assistance to you.
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Post by SarathW » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:30 am

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

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Post by DNS » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:01 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:14 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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