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Breathaholic
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Hello from Brazil

Post by Breathaholic » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi. I'm a Theravadin for roughly one and a half year. I live in a small city on the southeast of Brazil. English is not my first language, so I apologize myself for any mistakes.

Buddhism is not very big in Brazil and Theravada is even smaller than other traditions. But right now we are building our first Theravadin monastery in Soledad de Minas/MG.

It's going to be another branch of Ajaan Chah's Forest Sangha. The head monk right now is Ajaan Mudito, a student of Luang Por Piak. I hope the monastery helps to preserve the Dhamma here in South America.

I have a special interest in Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu's teachings and recently I spent two weeks at Wat Metta. It's a long trip from Brazil.

That's all I have to say that might be of interest.

May you all be happy and well.

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by bodom » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:59 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by DNS » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:42 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

“Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” (Flannery O'Connor)

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:38 pm

Welcome to DW, and I hope your time here is of benefit. :heart:

It sounds like there are some good developments in Brazil!

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by SarathW » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:50 pm

:hello:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by DjhanaB » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:40 pm

:anjali: how lovely to hear that the Thai Forest tradition is establishing itself in so many places. Welcome from another newbie to the DW

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Re: Hello from Brazil

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:53 pm

Seja Bem Vindo!

Sou de Salvador - Bahia

:anjali:
I participate in this forum using Google Translator. http://translate.google.com.br

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