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Greetings From Brooklyn

Post by Gibraltariana » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:32 pm

Hello! My name is Cathy and I am an Italian and Gibraltan-American. I work for the New York City Public school systdm ad a Paraprofessional. Mainly my job is assisting Special Needs children. I am 39 with a husband, two beautiful childrrn, and a desire to learn more about Buddhist teachings. I have been reading different books, but know that at this point I need a teacher and guidancd.

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Post by DNS » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:37 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Post by bodom » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

Welcome Cathy!

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
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Post by tiltbillings » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:20 pm

Thank you for your introduction, and welcome.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Post by cooran » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:04 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel Cathy!

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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:51 am

Welcome to DW Cathy! I live in Manhattan myself! It's nice to see fellow New Yorkers! :hello:
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Post by retrofuturist » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:15 am

Greetings Cathy,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Post by Ben » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:10 am

Greetings Cathy and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

“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.
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Post by Gibraltariana » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:11 pm

Thanks for the kind greetings! I am trying to read through all the threads to glean as much as possible. Love this site :clap:

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Post by Gena1480 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:00 pm

Hello from brooklyn

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