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Anthony
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Hi everyone

I am a middle-aged guy from near Toronto, Canada. I have been maintaining a solo practice for 4 or 5 years that consists of daily meditation and Sutta readings, listening to Dhamma talks and reading books in the Thai Forest tradition, and occasional solo retreats. I practiced Zen intensely for about 5 years around the year 2000 but feel more drawn to Theravada. I feel the absence of a Sangha in my life and practice and am hoping this place can help me make a few Dhamma friends or least give me an opportunity to explore Buddhist topics with other people who practice.

Anthony
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Virgo
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Hi Anthony, and welcome. There is a very nice Monastery in Perth, Ontario - not terribly far from Toronto - which I have visited before. Ajahn Viradhammo is the Abbot there. It is a nice place. People can also visit, offer alms, hear talks, do meditation, etc. You might find some like-minded people there.

Here is the website:
https://tisarana.ca/paying-a-visit/directions/

Best wishes,

Kevin
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:hello:
There are few good monks in Canada. I am not sure where they are.
Ven Yutthadammo, Ven. Punnadhammo and ??

https://www.urbandharma.org/udharma/maracontent.html
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Welcome to DW!

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Greetings Anthony,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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Welcome!

:anjali:
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.

- Upasaka Kee Nanayon
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