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laurel
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Introduction

Post by laurel » Sat May 03, 2014 4:38 pm

Hello, everyone: My name is Laurel, and I am a history professor living in Minnesota, teaching medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history. I am a member of Buddhist Geeks and have been meditating seriously for a little over three years. I'll let this brief introduction suffice for now, except to say that I am grateful to those who work to make this forum a benefit to practitioners, and happy to be here.

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ArkA
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Re: Introduction

Post by ArkA » Sat May 03, 2014 4:49 pm

I guess David is sleeping, so here I go. Happy to have you here laurel. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :)
I'll restart my yearlong meditation retreat on 15th June 2014, hence will not be here.

"Bhikkhus, there are these three things that shine when exposed, not when concealed. What three? (1) The moon. (2) The sun. (3) The Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by the Tathagata."
- Anguttara Nikaya, 3.131, Paticchanna Sutta

"Silence is the language of God; all else is poor translation."
– Rumi

Introduction: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=20572

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laurel
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Re: Introduction

Post by laurel » Sat May 03, 2014 4:57 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Introduction

Post by DNS » Sat May 03, 2014 4:59 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:reading: :toast:
ArkA wrote:I guess David is sleeping, so here I go.
:D No just a little late to checking DW this morning. (about 0950 here in Vegas right now)

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cooran
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Re: Introduction

Post by cooran » Sat May 03, 2014 11:04 pm

Welcome laurel! :group:

With metta
Chris (From Australia)
---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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Ben
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Re: Introduction

Post by Ben » Sat May 03, 2014 11:23 pm

Hi Laurel and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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laurel
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Re: Introduction

Post by laurel » Sun May 04, 2014 1:48 am

Thanks, everyone. I'm doing some browsing to get a sense of what is available. It’s a wonderful resource!

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Re: Introduction

Post by bodom » Sun May 04, 2014 4:58 am

Welcome!

: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

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