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Hello from Cape Cod MA

Post by LotusTara3 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 pm

Hi everyone,
My name is Lisa and Iam a seeker of religious and spiritual wisdom. I study mythology and world religions so Buddhism has been on my radar for over thirty years but I never seriously started to study it until last year. Let’s just say my world view of eat, drink, and be merry has shifted to trying to overcome the Dukka I feel is permeating the world right now. So I am here to learn how to overcome the rising and falling of Samsara.
Thank you,
Lisa

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Post by Sam Vara » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:35 pm

Hi Lisa. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

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Post by Virgo » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:05 pm

LotusTara3 wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Hi everyone,
My name is Lisa and Iam a seeker of religious and spiritual wisdom. I study mythology and world religions so Buddhism has been on my radar for over thirty years but I never seriously started to study it until last year. Let’s just say my world view of eat, drink, and be merry has shifted to trying to overcome the Dukka I feel is permeating the world right now. So I am here to learn how to overcome the rising and falling of Samsara.
Thank you,
Lisa
Welcome. :anjali:

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Post by befriend » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:39 pm

The resident teacher of Insight Mediation Society visits the Community center in Harwich once a month there is a sitting group that meets once a week there called the insight meditation circle.
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.

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Post by DNS » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:26 am

Welcome to DW!

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Post by paul » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:57 am

Welcome to DW.
"the Dukka I feel is permeating the world right now"
Bikkhu Bodhi has a similar feeling according to his recent political activism.
Bikkhu Bodhi lecture:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forging-a- ... 2133766229

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:40 pm

Greetings Lisa,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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: Hello from Cape Cod MA

Post by bodom » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:33 am

Welcome!

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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: Hello from Cape Cod MA

Post by LotusTara3 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:27 pm

befriend wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:39 pm
The resident teacher of Insight Mediation Society visits the Community center in Harwich once a month there is a sitting group that meets once a week there called the insight meditation circle.
Thank you, I have been looking for a Sangha or meditation group. I have severe mental illness so it may be hard to face social phobia in a group especially in meditation. I will try to look into this group as it sounds like something I would like to join.

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