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ivan
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Hello from Chile

Post by ivan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm

Hi everybody,

I've been slowly increasing the share of Dhamma in my life — started about 5 years ago with some books about meditation and a week-long retreat in Dipabhavan Meditation Center on Ko Samui, Thailand.

In the last year I finally managed to decrease my workload and get more space in my mind for studying Dhamma daily. Unfortunately, I don't have a teacher because Theravada is barely present in my country but I'm following wonderful talks from Ajahn Chah and his students.

I'm also working on a small non-profit project with a goal to arrange existing materials according to the modern UX design practices and make Dhamma more accessible for a curious person who's not yet curious enough to read a whole book. The idea was born from my own initial struggle to understand the basics from confusing sources like Wikipedia. Though it's a bit early to talk about it, I'd better share an early version later.

Happy to join your community!

— Ivan
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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by Sam Vara » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:53 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, Ivan! :hello:

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by bodom » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:58 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by DNS » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:24 pm

Welcome to DW!

:buddha1:

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:01 pm

Greetings Ivan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by SarathW » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:46 pm

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

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by Dharmasherab » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Welcome! Enjoy!

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by 2600htz » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm

ivan wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Hi everybody,

I've been slowly increasing the share of Dhamma in my life — started about 5 years ago with some books about meditation and a week-long retreat in Dipabhavan Meditation Center on Ko Samui, Thailand.

In the last year I finally managed to decrease my workload and get more space in my mind for studying Dhamma daily. Unfortunately, I don't have a teacher because Theravada is barely present in my country but I'm following wonderful talks from Ajahn Chah and his students.

I'm also working on a small non-profit project with a goal to arrange existing materials according to the modern UX design practices and make Dhamma more accessible for a curious person who's not yet curious enough to read a whole book. The idea was born from my own initial struggle to understand the basics from confusing sources like Wikipedia. Though it's a bit early to talk about it, I'd better share an early version later.

Happy to join your community!

— Ivan
Hello:

I feel a little less lonely :) (Viña del Mar here)

Regards.

ivan
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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by ivan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Thanks everybody!
2600htz wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Hello:

I feel a little less lonely :) (Viña del Mar here)

Regards.
Oh, awesome! Nice to meet you, I'm from the south (Valdivia) — we only have a couple of meditation groups here (Tibetan and Zen).

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:14 pm

hola bienvenidos
por qué necesitas un maestro de dhamma? los suttas son suficientes
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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by 2600htz » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:09 pm

ivan wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:25 pm
Thanks everybody!
2600htz wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:39 pm
Hello:

I feel a little less lonely :) (Viña del Mar here)

Regards.
Oh, awesome! Nice to meet you, I'm from the south (Valdivia) — we only have a couple of meditation groups here (Tibetan and Zen).
Hello:

Nice to meet you :) . Yeah haven´t really looked up the Chilean buddhist scene in years but last time i did some search (like 5 years ago) it was very underdeveloped, there was some zen, tibetan and shambala buddhism, even some theravada but of doubtful reputation, and sadly very far from what the Buddha taught, so personally i thought it was better not getting involved.

Regards.

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Re: Hello from Chile

Post by ivan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:59 pm

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:14 pm
hola bienvenidos
por qué necesitas un maestro de dhamma? los suttas son suficientes
Thanks! Sure, it's great just to have access to all the suttas and talks – I've always preferred learning on my own. But it would be nice to have an option to visit a teacher and a sangha.
2600htz wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Hello:

Nice to meet you :) . Yeah haven´t really looked up the Chilean buddhist scene in years but last time i did some search (like 5 years ago) it was very underdeveloped, there was some zen, tibetan and shambala buddhism, even some theravada but of doubtful reputation, and sadly very far from what the Buddha taught, so personally i thought it was better not getting involved.

Regards.
Hopefully, it will change in future. Nowadays there seems to be not enough materials in Spanish or Portuguese and people in Latin America usually aren't proficient in English...

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