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Zooey
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Hey :)

Post by Zooey » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:38 pm

Hi !

I first encountered Buddhism about twelve years ago, and immediately liked it. It took me almost twelve years though to make the step from "theoretically agreeing" with Buddhism, to picking up practice. Theravada is the variety that appeals most to me. Sadly though there's no Sangha near where I live. Certain thoughts and questions that arose during my practice, that I normally would ask a teacher, or talk about with members of the Sangha, showed me the importance of not practicing alone. So I figured, better than nothing would be to find "something comparable" online...and I stumbled across Dhamma Wheel. It seems like a good place, and would I love to give it a try :)

Greetings,
Zooey

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Re: Hey :)

Post by bodom » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:48 pm

Welcome Zooey!

: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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Re: Hey :)

Post by DNS » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:51 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hey :)

Post by Ben » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:17 pm

Greetings Zooey and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
metta

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Re: Hey :)

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:43 pm

Greetings Zooey,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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