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Post by thadubz » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Hi everyone! I have been reading this Forum for some months now and after some contemplation decided to register. After 10 years of studying buddhism i have found theravada tradition to be the right one for me. Unfortunately where i live there are only mahayana & tibetan groups and ive come to feel the need for some social connections with other likeminded people. Thanks!

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Post by SarathW » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:26 pm

:hello:
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Post by Kim OHara » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:14 pm

:hello: Welcome.
Your situation isn't uncommon. The Tibetan schools have reached out to the West far more than Theravada groups, mostly (I think) because the Chinese pushed them out of their homeland, and most migrant groups establishing their own temples in the West are from East Asia, i.e. Mahayana, rather than South Asia.

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Post by bodom » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:53 pm

Welcome!

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Post by retrofuturist » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:57 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello!

Post by thadubz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:06 am

Kim OHara wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:14 pm
:hello: Welcome.
Your situation isn't uncommon. The Tibetan schools have reached out to the West far more than Theravada groups, mostly (I think) because the Chinese pushed them out of their homeland, and most migrant groups establishing their own temples in the West are from East Asia, i.e. Mahayana, rather than South Asia.

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Kim
I live in Finland btw.it is my understanding also that this is pretty much the case. AFAIK there are only two Theravada groups in our whole country and these are both over 800 km away from where i live. Also from what ive gathered these groups work more as a kind of cultural centers for Thai people and the gatherings are held in Thai language which i dont speak at all.

Would also like to point out that i have nothing in particular against The Mahayana or Tibetan schools i only feel they are not suitable for me. Thanks again for the warm welcome.

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Post by Virgo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:26 am

thadubz wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Hi everyone! I have been reading this Forum for some months now and after some contemplation decided to register. After 10 years of studying buddhism i have found theravada tradition to be the right one for me. Unfortunately where i live there are only mahayana & tibetan groups and ive come to feel the need for some social connections with other likeminded people. Thanks!
Welcome to the board! :anjali:

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Post by DNS » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 am

Welcome to DW!

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Post by No_Mind » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:00 am

thadubz wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:06 am
AFAIK there are only two Theravada groups in our whole country and these are both over 800 km away from where i live.
Same with me. But keep plodding along though it is mighty hard to do so without a good teacher.

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Post by WindSong » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:52 am

Greetings :namaste:

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