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Greetings from France :)

Post by Vianney » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:36 pm

Hello everybody,

I'm french and i still learn english so i hope to not make too many mistakes :) I'm a worker in construction and i learnt english on my mobile phone in the train to the work before to go in Malaysia and Myanmar for a six months retreat in january 2015. Since june i go back to school in order to get a diploma so i just meditate and study. I started to meditate in 2007 at Goenka's centre in France. I hope to return in Myanmar or to go in Sri Lanka for a one year retreat and probably to get dress in three years maximum.

I'm happy to join you and to finally understand english a little bit because it's very difficult to find a serious buddhist forum in french, we are probably too grumbling, haha :D

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Post by Nicolas » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:55 pm

Salut, & bienvenue!

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Post by acinteyyo » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:07 pm

Welcome to Dhammawheel! Je m'appelle acinteyyo and I haven't spoken french for a long time. My english is much better... sometimes. :hello:
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Post by Ben » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:11 pm

Greetings Vianney and welcome to DW!
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Post by SarathW » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:15 pm

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:35 pm

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Post by samseva » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:20 pm

Bienvenue à Dhamma Wheel, Vianney. :smile:

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Post by Jim1 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:12 am

Hello Vianney,

Your English looks really good, a few grammatical mistakes but that will happen with a foreign language. The key is to get to where you are understood and can understand others. And clearly you are well on your way to that(if not there already).


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Post by DNS » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:45 am

Welcome to DW!


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Post by bodom » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:53 am


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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

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Post by Thisperson » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:19 am

Hi! Wow, learned English on a phone... That must have been challenging. :)

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Post by Cormac Brown » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:30 pm

Bienvenue Vianney. Tu peux me PM si tu veux parler sur Dhamma en francais. Mon francais n'est pas parfait mais je serais content d'essayer. J'espere que tu auras de bonnes conversations sur Dhamma Wheel.
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