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SunWuKong
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hi i am Eric

Post by SunWuKong » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:38 pm

or SunWuKong. I have 18 yr history of samatha style sitting, and 9 yr vipassana. But really vipasanna has been life-long informally since i am trained as an artist. Actually swimming is a bit like samatha and i was taught that when i was 6-7 years old. :alien:

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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by bodom » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:41 pm

Welcome Eric.

: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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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by DNS » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:48 pm

Hi Eric :hello:

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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by SunWuKong » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:55 pm

DNS wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
Hi back! You remember me from Dharmawheel? My path has taken me to some interesting places, in the Buddhist realms: MBSR (Jon Kabat Zinn, then Community of Mindful Living (Thich Nhat Hanh), the Introduction to Zazen (Fukushima Keido Roshi). After about 10 years i was somewhat disappointed in my practice so i started a complete tear-down and rebuild. I read a lot from Thanisarro Bhikku, and Bhikku Bodhi, and based my sitting more after the Standard Operating Proceedures (suttas) Ananapannasati Sutta, and Satipatanna Sutta. This gave me a much deeper practice, but it somwhat uprooted me as per being a part of one Buddhist community per se. Also I began a survey of Buddhist Art (Smithsonian) and History (Donald Lopez) I'm approaching the 20 year mark, and maybe some of my experience is useful to others, so I'm willing to share that, if possible. :buddha1:

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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:28 am

Greetings Eric,

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: hi i am Eric

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:59 am

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

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