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Greetings from Canada

Post by Joe33060 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi my name is Joe I recently move to Montreal from Florida were I spend for many years. I work in medicine for twenty years, also did security work. I am interested in vipassana meditation now. I became Buddhist about eighteen years this was a gradual process I did some research as to what I was comfortable with, and resulted in the Therevada practice . I like to travel I have been southeast Asia many times. I hope to learn more in discussions about the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha and noble truth also meditation practice.

Joe


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Post by DNS » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:55 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Post by Hickersonia » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Well met, Joe! :) :anjali:
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:35 am

Welcome to DW!
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Post by cooran » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:43 am

Welcome Joe! :group:

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Post by retrofuturist » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Greetings Joe,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Post by Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:10 am

Welcome to our community, we're pleased to have you join us. :group:

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Re: Greetings from Canada

Post by bodom » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:00 am

Welcome Joe!

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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


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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