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Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by ryanlibrarian » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:10 pm

Hello to everyone,

Several months ago I moved to Orlando from the Gulf Coast (Sarasota). In Sarasota, I had been an irregular but very interested attendee at Dharma teachings given by a former Buddhist monk. He has an interesting life story and I learned a great deal from him. I am very thankful to have stumbled upon his group. Now I am in a city with a wide variety of Buddhist groups from many different traditions. There is a truly gorgeous Cha'an temple not far from my apartment building. I am still learning ... and very willing to learn. I love what I see here in these forums and look forward to some interesting conversations.

Ryan The Librarian

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Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by Mkoll » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:32 pm

Hi Ryan,

Welcome to the forum. :smile:
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by SarathW » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:38 pm

:hello:
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Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:58 pm

Greetings Ryan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by bodom » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:53 am

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by DNS » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:12 am

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hi From Orlando Florida!

Post by ryanlibrarian » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:55 pm

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome : ) I have found a great place to engage with other Buddhists about a wide variety of topics. I am thankful for having found this place.

Ryan the Librarian

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