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Hello from Oxford

Post by Matthew56 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:36 am

Hello all!

My name's Matthew, I've been interested in Buddhism for about 7-8 years, but only focused on the Theravada Tradition and got serious about meditation in the last year. As a resident of Oxford I have the good fortune of attending the Oxford Buddha Vihara (http://www.oxfordbuddhavihara.org.uk/obv_eng/index.php) and learning from the lay Sangha and the Sangha of monks there, led by the abbot Dr.Khammai Dhammasami.
I've been lurking here for awhile, enjoying and learning from the variety of perspectives, experience and knowledge the Dhamma Wheel Sangha provides, so thought it time to say "hello" and thank you for this great resource!

Best wishes,


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Re: Hello from Oxford

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:45 am

Welcome Matthew! I look forward to your contributions!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Post by bodom » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:42 pm

Welcome Matthew!

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: Hello from Oxford

Post by Alobha » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:04 pm

Welcome Matthew! :smile:

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Post by cooran » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Post by DNS » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:42 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Hello from Oxford

Post by TravisGM » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:37 pm

To be happy...

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:32 am

Greetings Matthew,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from Oxford

Post by Matthew56 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:20 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Post by rowyourboat » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:24 am


With metta

With Metta

& Upekkha

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Re: Hello from Oxford

Post by waimengwan » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:47 pm

Welcome Matt hope you have a great stay!

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