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wondering if this is the right forum for me

Post by roky » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:56 pm

i'm new to this website -- although i've had 40 yrs of a daily practice, it has been with what i guess would be called "westernized" teachers, that is, although most have had a background in theravada, and sometimes all 3 schools, they have been from what might be referred to as the "jon kabat-zinn" school of "buddhism" -- even the most influential, my first, who was a thai monk for 23 yrs, had dropped the robe when i was with him, was a psychotherapist, and taught a very liberal version of vipassana, similar even to zazen -- and this is the style of "theravada" that i have embraced all these years -- and while i respect the tremendous knowledge of theravada that i see in these forums, it is not my way -- if i read nowadays, its usually an auto repair manual, or a physics book -- the many "buddhist" books i have just gather dust -- and i have no interest in discussing historical buddhist documents

so, is there a sub-forum here which i would somewhat fit in, or should i really be looking elsewhere on the web?? and if i should be looking elsewhere, i'm open to suggestions

thanks, bob
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Re: wondering if this is the right forum for me

Post by cooran » Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:31 pm

Hello roky,

Why not start a discussion thread in the General Theravada forum or one of the Meditation forums. If you have a seemingly contentious point, start a thread in The Dhamma Free For All forum.

Some previous threads which may (or may not) be of interest:

Theravada and Zen - a comparative analysis
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 93&start=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Ajahn Chah Zen Theravada?
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=7346" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: wondering if this is the right forum for me

Post by Nyana » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:01 am

Of course this is the right forum for you! :smile: If you don't see any topics currently being discussed that interest you, feel free to create a topic. There's the Lounge and Theravada for the Modern World, and so on.... With 4000+ members here, my guess is that someone will be interested in what you have to share.

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