Dhamma Wheel meetings

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by bodom » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:15 pm

David wrote:Note my new hair style -- BALD!!


Is this in honor of the new Three Stooges movie that's coming out? :tongue:

: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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by DNS » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:23 pm

bodom wrote: Is this in honor of the new Three Stooges movie that's coming out? :tongue:
:jumping:

Well, there are three of us in that photo.

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by Cittasanto » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:06 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Here is a recent photo of me and Woini with Bhante Sujatha after one of our Dhamma programs at our place. Note my new hair style -- BALD!! :tongue:

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It is a good look, knocks a few years of the look as-well; :P
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by Ben » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:48 pm

I like it!!
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by DNS » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:54 am

Cittasanto wrote: It is a good look, knocks a few years off the look as-well; :P
Thanks Cittasanto and Ben!

Previously my hair has been receding and graying quite a bit, so I think you might be right. Instead of trying to do a comb-over or coloring it, just shave it off, and voila -- no more gray, no more receding hair lines! :tongue:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by Ben » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:02 am

With both you, Paul and Cittasanto now bald, I feel like the pressure is on!
However, I think it would cause a bit of marital disharmony in my household.
“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: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:11 am

Greetings David,

Nice look - reminds me a bit of Devin Townsend!

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon May 28, 2012 3:07 am

Greetings,

Dan74 (left) and me (right) after meditation and cumquat tea at the Fo Guang Shan temple in Melbourne.

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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)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by hanzze_ » Mon May 28, 2012 5:12 am

The increasing of baldheads here is enormous, seems like being moderator on Dhammawheel or Member has good effects. Much mudita!

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by Dan74 » Mon May 28, 2012 6:12 am

hanzze_ wrote:The increasing of baldheads here is enormous, seems like being moderator on Dhammawheel or Member has good effects. Much mudita!
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:D
Greetings,

Dan74 (left) and me (right) after meditation and cumquat tea at the Fo Guang Shan temple in Melbourne.
Correction: "free cumquat tea" courtesy Paul. I say these Buddhists are so gullible! :lol:
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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by bodom » Mon May 28, 2012 10:25 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings David,

Nice look - reminds me a bit of Devin Townsend!
Lol! It really does look like him!

: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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by DNS » Mon May 28, 2012 2:07 pm

bodom wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings David,
Nice look - reminds me a bit of Devin Townsend!
Lol! It really does look like him!
:anjali:
Thanks retro and bodom. Glad that I look like (the celebrity) Devin Townsend; better him than Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler. :tongue:

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by yawares » Tue May 29, 2012 1:50 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:This morning my wife and I had the honor of meeting Ayya Phalañani. She is visiting the U.S. from Thailand and a member of Dhamma Wheel here too. So here is a photo of the meeting of 3 Dhamma Wheel members:

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At Wat Thai Los Angeles, March 17, 2010
Left to right: Ayya Phalañani, Woini, David
Dear David,

May I ask , is Ayya Phalanani a nun or bhikkhuni? Could you please ask her to write about herself why she chose to follow the Buddha's Order. I would love to read her story.

And please say 'hi' to your wife for me. The picture of 3 Dhamma Wheel members in front of the big beautiful Buddha statue is very nice.

Sincerely,
yawares

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by DNS » Tue May 29, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi Yawares,

She is a fully-ordained Theravada bhikkhuni. She was an 8 precept mae chee for years and then became fully ordained in Northern California a couple of years ago. This was her blog, which she no longer maintains:
http://mitrasunya.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It gives some of the background leading up to the ordination and her life. Now she is focusing on her practice and travels from country to country to different monasteries.

That meeting was with 3 Dhamma Wheel members, but no one has made any meeting yet that has broken the record in the OP yet! In the OP there is a photo of 4 Dhamma Wheel members!

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Re: Dhamma Wheel meetings

Post by yawares » Tue May 29, 2012 8:47 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Hi Yawares,

She is a fully-ordained Theravada bhikkhuni. She was an 8 precept mae chee for years and then became fully ordained in Northern California a couple of years ago. This was her blog, which she no longer maintains:
http://mitrasunya.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It gives some of the background leading up to the ordination and her life. Now she is focusing on her practice and travels from country to country to different monasteries.

That meeting was with 3 Dhamma Wheel members, but no one has made any meeting yet that has broken the record in the OP yet! In the OP there is a photo of 4 Dhamma Wheel members!
Dear David,

Thank you very much. I'll read her story.

My husband and I used to know 2 tall/very handsome monks, Bhikkhu Dick(an engineer,USA), Bhikkhu Martin(from Germany) at Wat Paa Barn Taad, Udonthani, Thailand. We interviewed them, they both were very very nice/serene. My husband( Tep Sastri) stayed in a small kuti near these 2 monks for 3 days as upasaka, while I stayed in a big house with others upasikas far from Bhikkhus' place. We loved that temple very much, the youngest princess of Thailand, many rich people went there to give clean gourmet foods/desserts everyday while we were there, lucky us!

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