Warm greetings from Wyoming

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lar307
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Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by lar307 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:47 pm

Hi everyone, just joined the forum after contemplating the idea for a while. Started on the Buddhist path about 25 years ago with a class by S. N. Goenka, but my practice was slow until life gave me a wake-up call through the loss of my wife. For the last nine years that passed since that event I managed to sit daily and recently my meditation seems to start unfolding and ask for ever more time every day. Questions come and go as well, but I plan to post some in this forum looking for other people’s opinions. Thanks for opening this public board!

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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by Sam Vara » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:31 pm

Hello and welcome! :hello:

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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by bodom » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:41 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: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by Virgo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:58 pm

lar307 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Hi everyone, just joined the forum after contemplating the idea for a while. Started on the Buddhist path about 25 years ago with a class by S. N. Goenka, but my practice was slow until life gave me a wake-up call through the loss of my wife. For the last nine years that passed since that event I managed to sit daily and recently my meditation seems to start unfolding and ask for ever more time every day. Questions come and go as well, but I plan to post some in this forum looking for other people’s opinions. Thanks for opening this public board!
Welcome. :smile:

Kevin
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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by DNS » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Welcome to DW!

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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by No_Mind » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:03 pm

Welcome to DW :smile:

Where is this country called Wyoming .. in Europe?

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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by JohnK » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:14 am

Whaddaya know.
Just today I posted that I might be the only Wyomingite (USA) on DW -- wrong again!
Welcome from the opposite corner of this wonderful state.
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:17 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Paul. :)
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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by SarathW » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:38 am

:hello:
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Re: Warm greetings from Wyoming

Post by mbuddhist » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:01 am

Hello friend, good to see more people joining this forum. I'm also new around here and looking for different perspectives on my thoughts I have on Buddhism.

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