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Glenn
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Hello

Post by Glenn » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:08 pm

As a long time lurker at ES and here, I've decided to finally sign up for Dhamma Wheel. Here in Minnesota, we're a bit spoiled for choices as to how we want to practice Buddhism. Minneapolis has the second largest Tibetan population in the US with a center in each tradition. It also has Soto Zen centers run by Dharma heirs of Dainin Katagiri (including Steve Hagen).

But I have decided that I wanted to practice in the Therevadin tradition because it speaks to most to me. I am grateful to have such a wonderful and helpful resource available to me.

Glenn

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Ben
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Post by Ben » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:22 pm

Hi Welcome

A big warm welcome from Tasmania!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! In a place where you have such a surplus of choice, it is heartening to know that you think very highly of our small community here at Dhamma Wheel!
I am looking forward to your contributions.
Metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hello

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:49 pm

Greetings Glenn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"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: Hello

Post by thornbush » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:21 am

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phil
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Re: Hello

Post by phil » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 am

Hey Glenn

Welcome on da Wheel! :smile:

Metta,

Phil
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Dhammanando
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Re: Hello

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:13 am

Hi Glenn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Re: Hello

Post by Cittasanto » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:55 am

Hi Glenn

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Rui Sousa
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Re: Hello

Post by Rui Sousa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:39 am

:hello:

Welcome.
With Metta

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