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SunWuKong
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hi i am Eric

Post by SunWuKong » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:38 pm

or SunWuKong. I have 18 yr history of samatha style sitting, and 9 yr vipassana. But really vipasanna has been life-long informally since i am trained as an artist. Actually swimming is a bit like samatha and i was taught that when i was 6-7 years old. :alien:

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Post by bodom » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:41 pm

Welcome Eric.

: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: hi i am Eric

Post by DNS » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 pm

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:

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Post by Sam Vara » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:48 pm

Hi Eric :hello:

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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by SunWuKong » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:55 pm

DNS wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:
Hi back! You remember me from Dharmawheel? My path has taken me to some interesting places, in the Buddhist realms: MBSR (Jon Kabat Zinn, then Community of Mindful Living (Thich Nhat Hanh), the Introduction to Zazen (Fukushima Keido Roshi). After about 10 years i was somewhat disappointed in my practice so i started a complete tear-down and rebuild. I read a lot from Thanisarro Bhikku, and Bhikku Bodhi, and based my sitting more after the Standard Operating Proceedures (suttas) Ananapannasati Sutta, and Satipatanna Sutta. This gave me a much deeper practice, but it somwhat uprooted me as per being a part of one Buddhist community per se. Also I began a survey of Buddhist Art (Smithsonian) and History (Donald Lopez) I'm approaching the 20 year mark, and maybe some of my experience is useful to others, so I'm willing to share that, if possible. :buddha1:

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Re: hi i am Eric

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:28 am

Greetings Eric,

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: hi i am Eric

Post by SarathW » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:59 am

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

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