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Post by sgns » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:32 pm

I've lurked a bit the last few months, and occasionally over the years. I find myself wondering about various dhamma topics, and Google searches inevitably lead me to Dhamma Wheel. I'm really impressed by the knowledge of folks here, and thought it would be fun to join the conversation.

I have a background in "the arts" -- weirdo music and more recently working for a nonprofit that does arts based gun violence prevention. I live in Oregon but spend a good deal of time on the road, including time in Northern California.

I've practiced for many years in the larger "insight meditation" world, practicing under lay and monastic teachers. My engagement with the dhamma and with dhamma communities goes through ebbs and flows, but I'm quite excited these days. At the moment, I'm particularly interested in learning more about Theravada beyond the more popular US centers and teachers, as well as understanding the historical developments of practice, teachings, and techniques, here and abroad.

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Post by DNS » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:22 pm

Welcome to DW!


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Post by bodom » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:53 pm


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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Post by retrofuturist » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:34 pm


Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel.


Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Post by SarathW » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:50 pm

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

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