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Hello!

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm
by thadubz
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!

Re: Hello!

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:26 pm
by SarathW
:hello:
Welcome!

Re: Hello!

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:14 pm
by Kim OHara
: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.

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Hello!

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:53 pm
by bodom
Welcome!

:namaste:

Re: Hello!

Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:57 pm
by retrofuturist
Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Metta,
Paul. :)

Re: Hello!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:06 am
by thadubz
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.

:namaste:
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.

Re: Hello!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:26 am
by Virgo
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:

Kevin :buddha2:

Re: Hello!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 am
by DNS
Welcome to DW!

:namaste:

Re: Hello!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:00 am
by No_Mind
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.

Welcome to DW :heart:

:namaste:

Re: Hello!

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:52 am
by WindSong
Greetings :namaste: