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mindfulmaniac
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Hi from the UK

Post by mindfulmaniac » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am a 40 something who lives in the UK. In my 20's I lived in a FWBO community for a couple of years then went on a pilgrimage to Nepal / India. On returning I ended up living as a long term lay person at Amaravati near Hemel Hempstead where I met the Theravada tradition.

Meditation has always been a struggle, but now after 20 years of rocky practice it is bearing fruit. I suffer less, understand more and on occasion am even at peace with the process. :)

I look forward to becoming part of the Dhamma wheel community.

May all beings be free from suffering

Dave

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Re: Hi from the UK

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:59 pm

Greetings Dave,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
"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)

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Re: Hi from the UK

Post by DNS » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:00 pm

mindfulmaniac wrote: then went on a pilgrimage to Nepal / India.
:thumbsup:
Meditation has always been a struggle, but now after 20 years of rocky practice it is bearing fruit. I suffer less, understand more and on occasion am even at peace with the process. :)
:thumbsup:

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi from the UK

Post by bodom » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:09 pm

Welcome Dave.

:anjali:
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 mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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