Hello everyone, my name's Tom. I live in Toronto which, if you don't know it, is probably the largest city in Canada.
I'm ex-Protestant, i went to a Church near my house until I was around 8, but we left do to disagreement on homosexual rights (My uncle is gay and my entire family is very pro-gay, including me). When I was around 10 I stopped practicing and have since been agnostic. Quite recently, maybe a month ago I read a short piece from an interview with the Dalai Lama and found it very interesting, and started actually researching Buddhism about a week ago. I'm very interested and read that Theravada Buddhism was a very good place to start if I want to choose a vehicle/school and, in my mind, officially convert.
If you were to ask me questions about all this, I would surely fail, but I have read enough that I think I have a basic understanding of Buddhism and an even more basic understanding of meditation.
Anyway, I hope I can learn a lot from this forum, and would like to finish this by asking, what should I do now? I have read a bit about Siddhārtha Buddha and his life, and his enlightenment, and have been only able to hold my concentration with meditation for about 10 minutes
Hope i can get better at that haha, I've been sick for the past two days and been trying to get a little better at trying to clear my mind at least while sitting at home with nothing else to do...