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Hello from Sri Lanka.

Post by nissaranamagga » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:31 pm

Hello All,

I'm Chandima from Sri Lanka. 24M. I study for a BA in Buddhist studies and started run a small Buddhist travel service.
Glad to find this forum and special thanks to dukkhanirodha for recommending this.

Be well!


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Post by Monkey Mind » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:35 pm

Welcome. The business sounds like fun, I look forward to hearing more about it.
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as others are, so am I."
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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Post by bodom » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:57 pm


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Post by Cittasanto » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:06 pm

it has been a long time since we last managed to catch up!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel :anjali:
and I hope you are doing Well
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Post by BlackBird » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:42 pm

Hey mate, glad to see you here

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Post by Ben » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:52 pm

Hi Chandima
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by baratgab » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:21 pm

Wow, you are lucky to be there! Greetings from Hungary. :)

I'm travelling to Sri Lanka too, not later than the end of March, with the plan of ordination. :woohoo:
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:23 pm

Welcome to DW Chandima! :anjali:
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Post by cooran » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:26 pm

Hello chan,


Where abouts in Sri Lanka are you?

I attend a small forest monastery south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with many Sri Lankan dayakas.

baratgab ~ Amunodana with your kusala cetana!

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Post by Sekha » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 pm

Welcome, nissaranamagga.

I think you'll find a friendly place here.

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:06 pm

Greetings nissaranamagga,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Post by shjohnk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:25 am

Welcome to Dhammawheel friend :smile:

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Post by zavk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:54 am

With metta,

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Post by nissaranamagga » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:38 pm

Thanks all......

@ Monkey Mind- Yeah it is especially the opportunity to get to know some really interesting people is really wonderful.

@ Manapa- Thank mate. Glad to see you here.

@ baratgab - Thats great. would like to hear more about it. Where are you planning to get ordained. May be we can catch up in SL?

@ cooran- My home town is kuliyapitiya (kurunegala district- north western province) But i spend a few days of the week in Colombo due to my classes.

Thanks again to all, keep up the good work. be well and Happy!


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Post by DNS » Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:25 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Sri Lanka.

Post by jcsuperstar » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:43 pm

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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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