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Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:29 pm
by CrowTRobot
Hi all!

Just wanting to say hi. I was a long time atheist, until the loss of my dad last year. Dealing with the suffering of losing him, the drinking and depression that came along with it, lead me to finding more skillful ways of dealing with it so I looked into meditation. Looking into meditation lead me to Buddhism.

A digital sangha is my best bet at the moment. The nearest temples are over an hour away and while I plan on making a trip to a Theravada temples weekly English night, I can't afford to make it a regular thing. Thank goodness for the internet!

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:50 pm
by DNS
Welcome to DW!

I'm a UT-Dallas Alumnus, 1989 (Ph.D.)

:guns:

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:11 am
by cooran
Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:02 am
by CrowTRobot
Thank you David and Chris!

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:28 pm
by bodom
Welcome from San Antonio!

:namaste:

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:26 pm
by DC2R
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:48 pm
by Tex
Greetings from Austin!

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:49 pm
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul.

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:56 pm
by SarathW
:hello:

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:01 pm
by SarathW
The nearest temples are over an hour away
In my home town, my neighbour is a monk but I hardly go there.
Dhamma Wheel is my virtual temple now days.
I do not visit many temples but I help them.

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:46 am
by padmini
Welcome!
DW is my virtual sangha too. :)

Re: Howdy from Texas!

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:55 pm
by practitioner
CrowTRobot wrote: A digital sangha is my best bet at the moment.
This is true for most of us. With dhamma PDFs and audios, there really is no need to go to a temple either.

We are neither atheists nor theists. We know what we know. We don't let concepts and assumptions color our vision. Whatever is to be known will be known if it wants to be known. Whatever cannot be known and doesn't want to be known will not be known.

We are all simply on a journey to discover for ourselves what can be known without any preconceived assumptions and concepts.

Welcome!