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Rai from UK

Post by RachelUK90 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:28 am

Hello friends :)

I relish the opportunity to talk about Dharma. I have learnt about Buddhism alone for 2 years (mostly through Access to Insight) and don’t have anyone to talk to on the subject that isnt sceptical.

I hope to learn much here and feel as though I have a Sangha.

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by Dinsdale » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:47 am

RachelUK90 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:28 am
Hello friends :)

I relish the opportunity to talk about Dharma. I have learnt about Buddhism alone for 2 years (mostly through Access to Insight) and don’t have anyone to talk to on the subject that isnt sceptical.

I hope to learn much here and feel as though I have a Sangha.

Meta to all,
Rachel (Rai)
Welcome Rai. :hello:

Which part of the UK are you in? ( I'm in Suffolk ). And are there any Buddhist groups locally that you could visit?
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by SarathW » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:56 am

:hello:
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Re: Rai from UK

Post by DooDoot » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:39 am

:namaste: Welcome Rai
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Re: Rai from UK

Post by bodom » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:43 am

Welcome!

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The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by Aloka » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:19 pm

Welcome Rai :hello:

I'm from the UK too.


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Re: Rai from UK

Post by RachelUK90 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:16 pm

Dinsdale wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:47 am
RachelUK90 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:28 am
Hello friends :)

I relish the opportunity to talk about Dharma. I have learnt about Buddhism alone for 2 years (mostly through Access to Insight) and don’t have anyone to talk to on the subject that isnt sceptical.

I hope to learn much here and feel as though I have a Sangha.

Meta to all,
Rachel (Rai)
Welcome Rai. :hello:

Which part of the UK are you in? ( I'm in Suffolk ). And are there any Buddhist groups locally that you could visit?
:thanks:

I’m based in the south of Cornwall (near Falmouth). The nearest temple to me is Plymouth (2.5hr drive) and they’re Kadampas I think :?:

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by Aloka » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:16 pm

Maybe check the Buddhanet World Buddhist directory for the UK, to see if you've missed anything in your area? I think they show small groups, as well as temples, monasteries etc.

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/country.php?country_id=76

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by DNS » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:18 pm

Hello Rai, and welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :hello:

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by RachelUK90 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks to all for the advice and kind welcome :)

I think I'm going to like this forum

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Re: Rai from UK

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Greetings Rai,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
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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