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Hi from New York City

Post by TamHanhHi » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi everyone. I'm excited to stop lurking and finally join the forum. I've been practicing for just over a year, and I'm looking to deepen my dedication--part of that by getting inspiration here. I came to the Dhamma through the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, which I deeply resonated with (and still do in many ways). Because that tradition uses texts from both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, I was introduced to suttas like An Auspicious Day, the Metta Sutta, and the Satipatthana Sutta, which just blew my mind.

I get so much peace from reading the Pali Canon (and often, too, a well-needed kick in the butt). I'm definitely drawn to the down-to-earth and practical Theravada tradition, and I right now I just want to see more about what this journey entails.

"Just as a large banyan tree, on level ground where four roads meet, is a haven for the birds all around, even so a lay person of conviction is a haven for many people: monks, nuns, male lay followers, & female lay followers."AN 5.38 :candle: | Blog at http://dhammareflections.wordpress.com

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Post by SDC » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Welcome! I'm from the NYC area as well!

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Post by rightviewftw » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:00 pm

Welcome very much

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Post by Sam Vara » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:04 pm

Welcome! :hello: It's good to see you here.

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Post by bodom » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:10 pm


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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Post by DNS » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:21 pm

Welcome to DW!


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Post by SarathW » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:25 pm

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

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Post by Virgo » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:04 pm

Welcome. :anjali:


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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:59 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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