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Postby 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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Re: Introduction

Postby 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


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Re: Introduction

Postby laurel » Sat May 03, 2014 4:57 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Introduction

Postby David N. Snyder » 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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Re: Introduction

Postby cooran » Sat May 03, 2014 11:04 pm

Welcome laurel! :group:

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Chris (From Australia)
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---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Introduction

Postby 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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Re: Introduction

Postby 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

Postby bodom » Sun May 04, 2014 4:58 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

The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what’s skillful,
the cleansing of ones own mind:
this is the teaching of the Awakened.

- Dhp 183

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