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Hamaca9
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Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by Hamaca9 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:58 am

Hi all,
I am about 4 months into my journey into Buddhism and am awestruck by how much sense it makes. So far my learning have been via the Internet as unfortunately there are no local groups. I am hoping to use this forum to not only further my learning, but also to bounce my interpretations off others.

Carl
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:37 am

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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by SarathW » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:48 am

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

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Post by Ben » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:11 pm

Greetings Carl and welcome!
There are a few banana-benders here.
“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.”
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by bodom » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:59 pm

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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by DNS » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:49 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by Unrul3r » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:18 pm

Hello Carl,

Welcome.

There is a knowledgeable professor in University of Queensland that you might want to investigate. He is called Roderick Bucknell. He was ordained under Buddhadasa (a prominent Thai monk) and disrobed afterwards. He has also written and translated a few books and is kind person to converse with.

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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by cooran » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:13 pm

Hello Carl,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

I'm from Brisbane, and there are a few places to have contact with other Theravada Buddhists here. What part of Qld. Are you from?

With metta,
Chris
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by Hamaca9 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:50 am

Hi,
I am in Mackay, I haven't had any luck finding anything locally.

Carl
cooran wrote:Hello Carl,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

I'm from Brisbane, and there are a few places to have contact with other Theravada Buddhists here. What part of Qld. Are you from?

With metta,
Chris
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by Hamaca9 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:59 am

Thanks,
I will look him up.

Carl
Unrul3r wrote:Hello Carl,

Welcome.

There is a knowledgeable professor in University of Queensland that you might want to investigate. He is called Roderick Bucknell. He was ordained under Buddhadasa (a prominent Thai monk) and disrobed afterwards. He has also written and translated a few books and is kind person to converse with.

:anjali:
With Metta
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by cooran » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:08 am

This might be of interest:

History of Buddhism in Queensland:
http://www.buddhistcouncilofqueensland. ... 20in%20qld" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by SarathW » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:21 am

Good article Chris.
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by The Thinker » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:53 am

:twothumbsup: :hello:
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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by Jim1 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:20 pm

Hi Carl, welcome!

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Re: Hi from Queensland Australia

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:59 am

Hamaca9 wrote:Hi,
I am in Mackay, I haven't had any luck finding anything locally.

Carl
cooran wrote:Hello Carl,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

I'm from Brisbane, and there are a few places to have contact with other Theravada Buddhists here. What part of Qld. Are you from?

With metta,
Chris
G'day, Carl,
I don't think you will find much by heading further North. There are no Theravada centres in Townsville or Cairns, to my knowledge, although both have (small) Tibetan Buddhist groups - see http://meditationtownsvilletharlamling.com and http://www.sakya.com.au/centres.
The latter also lists a centre in Rocky, which may be your nearest group of any tradition.

Good luck!
Kim

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