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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

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

Greetings,

Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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

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

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