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Greetings from Blighty!

Post by rowyourboat » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi I'm rowyourboat, as in 'gently down the stream..'
I'm a theravada buddhist pracitioner doing some teaching and learning in UK, near London. I'm originally from Sri Lanka.

Nice to be here with dhamma friends..
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:11 pm

Hi Rowyourboat,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:

Have you been to the Sri Lankan vihara in Chiswick since you arrived in London?

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Post by Cittasanto » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:49 pm

Hi
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:32 pm

Greetings rowyourboat,

Lovely to see you here... I look forward to your involvement in discussions!
Dhammanando wrote:Have you been to the Sri Lankan vihara in Chiswick since you arrived in London?
I have. :thumbsup: It was the first Theravada vihara I ever went to! If you scroll down two thirds of the way through this blog entry ( http://imagesoflondon2007.blogspot.com/ ... -west.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) you can see my little 'review' of it. Well worth checking out if you're nearby!

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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Post by Ben » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:43 pm

Welcome Rowyourboat

Its good to have you here!
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Post by genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:12 am

Welcome rowyourboat and may your boat take you where you want to go. :)

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Post by pererin » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:45 am

Hi rowyourboat and greetings to you from Wales!
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Greetings from Blighty!

Post by GrahamR » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi Row the Boat,

Have you been to the Singalese Vihara in Selsdon? I keep thinking about going there.

We have quite a few SIngalese at Amaravati too, where I normally go.

Have a good weekend!

Graham
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Post by rowyourboat » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:36 pm

Hello everyone,

Thanks for the warm welcome. Yes, I have been to Chiswick. I did a talk there- 'The path of vipassana' a few weeks ago. I conduct a weekly meditation class at selsdon buddhist vihara. The english medium class is on tuesdays 7-9pm. I'm hoping to conduct my first 10day retreat at vajrasana retreat centre in june.

Wishing the best for this forum..

with metta

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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Post by bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:54 pm

Welcome!

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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