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Hello from Brazil

Post by Breathaholic » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi. I'm a Theravadin for roughly one and a half year. I live in a small city on the southeast of Brazil. English is not my first language, so I apologize myself for any mistakes.

Buddhism is not very big in Brazil and Theravada is even smaller than other traditions. But right now we are building our first Theravadin monastery in Soledad de Minas/MG.

It's going to be another branch of Ajaan Chah's Forest Sangha. The head monk right now is Ajaan Mudito, a student of Luang Por Piak. I hope the monastery helps to preserve the Dhamma here in South America.

I have a special interest in Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu's teachings and recently I spent two weeks at Wat Metta. It's a long trip from Brazil.

That's all I have to say that might be of interest.

May you all be happy and well.

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by bodom » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:59 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


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: Hello from Brazil

Post by DNS » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:42 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:38 pm

Welcome to DW, and I hope your time here is of benefit. :heart:

It sounds like there are some good developments in Brazil!

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by SarathW » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:50 pm

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

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by DjhanaB » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:40 pm

:anjali: how lovely to hear that the Thai Forest tradition is establishing itself in so many places. Welcome from another newbie to the DW

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:53 pm

Seja Bem Vindo!

Sou de Salvador - Bahia

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