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Post by Meezer77 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:48 pm

Hello all,

Fairly new to Buddhism, my interest started from stumbling upon Dhamma talks on YouTube a couple of years ago when I was looking for ways to manage my stress, and now I'm digging a little deeper. Love this forum, it's a real catalogue of knowledge.

I'm Glaswegian, and am a big lover of Zumba and Siamese cats, amongst other things.

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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:00 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

I was in Glasgow for a few hours in 2007 to see a Carter USM gig at Barrowlands. It was the evening after an Old Firm game. As you can imagine, other than the gig, I doubt I saw Glasgow at its finest. ;)

Metta,
Paul. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Hi

Post by SarathW » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
May I ask what Dhamma talk on the youtube?
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hi

Post by Meezer77 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:28 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:00 pm
Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

I was in Glasgow for a few hours in 2007 to see a Carter USM gig at Barrowlands. It was the evening after an Old Firm game. As you can imagine, other than the gig, I doubt I saw Glasgow at its finest. ;)

Metta,
Paul. :)
😂 At least you wouldn't have been bored

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Re: Hi

Post by Meezer77 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 pm

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
May I ask what Dhamma talk on the youtube?


Ajahn Brahm's talk on depression, which in my opinion is his best. I'm not his biggest fan, but it was very helpful

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Re: Hi

Post by bodom » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:48 am

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: Hi

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:08 am

Meezer77 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 pm
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
May I ask what Dhamma talk on the youtube?


Ajahn Brahm's talk on depression, which in my opinion is his best. I'm not his biggest fan, but it was very helpful
Yes AB is a great Dhamma teacher.
I think I have seen this video.

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

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Re: Hi

Post by Meezer77 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:24 pm

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:08 am
Meezer77 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 pm
SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
May I ask what Dhamma talk on the youtube?


Ajahn Brahm's talk on depression, which in my opinion is his best. I'm not his biggest fan, but it was very helpful
Yes AB is a great Dhamma teacher.
I think I have seen this video.

That's the one :smile:

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Re: Hi

Post by Meezer77 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:28 pm

Meezer77 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:24 pm
SarathW wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:08 am
Meezer77 wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:33 pm



Ajahn Brahm's talk on depression, which in my opinion is his best. I'm not his biggest fan, but it was very helpful
Yes AB is a great Dhamma teacher.
I think I have seen this video.

That's the one :smile:


Apologies, it's actually this one. Pretty sure that's the first talk I watched


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Re: Hi

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:57 pm

Hi Meezer77. Welcome! :hello:

Last year I met an extremely impressive monk who was based in Glasgow. You might already know of him, but I'll make some enquiries and see if I can dig out his name and whereabouts for you.

The feelings about Siamese cats are shared. I've got a Birman at the moment. Not the world's brightest cat, but a fine creature.

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Re: Hi

Post by Meezer77 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:57 pm
Hi Meezer77. Welcome! :hello:

Last year I met an extremely impressive monk who was based in Glasgow. You might already know of him, but I'll make some enquiries and see if I can dig out his name and whereabouts for you.

Is he reasonably priced and straightforward? As in he won't have me buying books I already have :rofl:

:thanks: :anjali:

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Re: Hi

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:17 pm

Meezer77 wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:37 pm

Is he reasonably priced and straightforward? As in he won't have me buying books I already have :rofl:
Well, I managed to avoid buying anything at all! He is the Venerable Rewatha Thero, and is based at the Glasgow Mindfulness Centre
http://www.glasgowmindfulnesscentre.co.uk/


It offers a very "secular" approach, and I was very impressed with this guy's teaching when he came south of the border. They seem to do taster sessions which are free, but then they charge. If they have puja, I would imagine these are free sessions as well.

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Re: Hi

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:56 pm

Another good discussion about depression.

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

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