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camala
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Here to learn

Post by camala » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:02 pm

Good morning all! I'm new to Dhamma Wheel and new to Buddhism. My introduction to even the idea pursuing of Buddhism came in the form of a phenomenal yoga class which I attended for the work out, and have returned to over and over again for the spiritual lift. I've dabbled online, researching Buddhism and purchasing several books/ audio books on the history and meditation (Getting Unstuck, The Art of Mindful Living, Reflections on Meditation: A Guide for Beginners, and Buddha in Blue Jeans) but I am looking for more. More knowledge, more to practice, more understanding, more relief from suffering, more kindness and more direction. I'm excited to explore, and if anyone has suggestions as to best places to start (exploring the forums or exploring Buddhism in general) please feel free to point me in the right direction.

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Re: Here to learn

Post by DNS » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:25 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Here to learn

Post by cooran » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:38 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

with metta
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Re: Here to learn

Post by Ben » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:11 am

Greetings Camala and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
You may wish to check out the pinned thread "Introductory resources" in the Discovering Theravada forum.
Wishing you all the best,

Ben
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Re: Here to learn

Post by Alobha » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:04 am

Welcome Camala!

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Re: Here to learn

Post by bodom » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:15 am

Welcome Camala!

: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 mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Here to learn

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:18 am

Greetings Camala,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Here to learn

Post by Magoo » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:21 am

camala wrote:Good morning all! I'm new to Dhamma Wheel and new to Buddhism. My introduction to even the idea pursuing of Buddhism came in the form of a phenomenal yoga class which I attended for the work out, and have returned to over and over again for the spiritual lift. I've dabbled online, researching Buddhism and purchasing several books/ audio books on the history and meditation (Getting Unstuck, The Art of Mindful Living, Reflections on Meditation: A Guide for Beginners, and Buddha in Blue Jeans) but I am looking for more. More knowledge, more to practice, more understanding, more relief from suffering, more kindness and more direction. I'm excited to explore, and if anyone has suggestions as to best places to start (exploring the forums or exploring Buddhism in general) please feel free to point me in the right direction.
Hi Camala,

A life transformation led me to Yoga also, which led to mediation, which led to a Buddhist Meditation Retreat, which led to Buddhism for me. What a relief it was to know there is a solution to my dissatisfaction in life. The path is challenging but rewarding. This I already know!

Best of luck and Mega Metta to you!

Eamonn

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Re: Here to learn

Post by waimengwan » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am

Welcome to this awesome board!

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