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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 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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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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