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DjhanaB
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Greetings

Post by DjhanaB » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:55 pm

:anjali:

A quick line or two to say hello. I’m Derek, it’s my 55th birthday, and it has been a pleasant and gentle one. Certain practises are decades-long for me, others relatively newer. I hope to use DW to both broaden and to deepen my practise and to try and reduce the sense of isolation I can sometimes feel as I mostly practise alone. However I attend a weekly sitting group most weeks and occasionally visit one of the Forest Sangha monasteries here in England. I was at Amaravati last week but found it overwhelmingly busy and it scattered my thoughts far too much (Kathina festival yesterday). Metta.

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DNS
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Re: Greetings

Post by DNS » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:47 pm

Welcome to DW!

And Happy Birthday!

Cool birthday, on Halloween (or almost Halloween).

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Sam Vara
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Re: Greetings

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi Derek,

Welcome to DW. :anjali:

I'm sending you best birthday wishes from across the border in Sussex!

DjhanaB
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Re: Greetings

Post by DjhanaB » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:00 pm

DNS wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:47 pm
Welcome to DW!

And Happy Birthday!

Cool birthday, on Halloween (or almost Halloween).
Thank you, anumodana. 22:00 was time of arrival so very nearly Samhain, indeed

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Re: Greetings

Post by paul » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:28 pm

Welcome to DW. Theravada in the UK seems instutionalized, Wat Pah Nanachat in Thailand would be worth a visit to get a broader perspective.

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Re: Greetings

Post by bodom » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:06 pm

Welcome and happy birthday!

: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


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Greetings

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:21 am

Greetings Derek,

Welcome to 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)

"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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Re: Greetings

Post by Aloka » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:39 pm

Hello from the SE of the UK , Derek. :hello:

Looking forward to reading your posts.


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