hello from Canada!

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
Post Reply
randall
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:13 pm

hello from Canada!

Post by randall » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:05 pm

hello people!

I finally "took the plunge" so to speak, I've been lurking around the forums for about three years now and only have just come to realize that community and friends are not only beneficial to have around but are also needed at certain points in life and growth to move forward. I don't think the Buddha's dhamma should be an exception to this. I'm grateful to have a S N Goenka dhamma/retreat center within driving distance which taught me a great amount of discipline of how to be more open to my foolishness both on and off the cushion, but overall I'm still learning and that's OK :)

nice to meet you all.
Last edited by randall on Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Babadhari
Posts: 459
Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:23 pm
Location: lalita ghat

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by Babadhari » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:09 pm

hi randall

nice to meet you too
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5840
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by bodom » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:59 pm

Welcome Randall!

: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


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

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 8502
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by cooran » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:42 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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 ---

User avatar
Khalil Bodhi
Posts: 2210
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:32 pm
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Welcome Randall!
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=1 ... 279&v=info
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

User avatar
Mkoll
Posts: 6355
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:55 pm
Location: California

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by Mkoll » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:21 pm

Greetings, Randall!
randall wrote:overall I'm still learning and that's OK :)
That's excellent! We're all in that together here.

:anjali:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

User avatar
DNS
Site Admin
Posts: 10830
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by DNS » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:25 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:meditate:

User avatar
pilgrim
Posts: 1383
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:56 pm

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by pilgrim » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:05 am

Welcome...

randall
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:13 pm

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by randall » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:39 pm

thanks for the kind replies!

SarathW
Posts: 8129
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:49 am

Re: hello from Canada!

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:40 pm

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

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests