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alex.derringer
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Greetings from Minnesota

Post by alex.derringer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:36 pm

My name is Alex and I'm a Computer Science major :geek: at a university in southwest Minnesota, USA. I have been moving towards Buddhism for a while now, but have only recently become more interested in studying and practicing seriously. I'm glad I found this forum and hope to learn a great deal from being able to discuss my questions with others. I'm not usually one for introductions, so I'm not sure what else to say besides hello. :)

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by DNS » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:42 pm

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:44 pm

Welcome. Southwest MN? Marshall?
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by Cittasanto » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:45 pm

Welcome aboard Alex! :hello:
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by Ben » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:10 am

Hi Alex,
And welcome to Dhammawheel!
“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

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by alex.derringer » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks for the kind greetings everyone. :)
tiltbillings wrote:Southwest MN? Marshall?
Yeah. I'm a senior at SMSU in Marshall.

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by cooran » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by bodom » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:22 pm

Welcome Alex!

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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


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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Post by 3ball » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:33 am

Alex, Have you had a chance to visit Bhante Sathi in Mankato? He's a great teacher! I'm with the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center.

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