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Postby Jason » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:22 am

Hi. My name is Jason, and while over the years I have been attached to one view or another, I have attempted to be as open-minded and impartial as I can be. I have studied and practiced Thai-style Theravada Buddhism for a number of years, at times living there or spending extended periods in retreat. I am currently practicing at a Taiwanese Mahayana temple with a monk who originally studied meditation for eighteen years as a monk in Thailand before being ordained in Taiwan, as well as with a Tibetan nun who is ordained in the Palyul Nyingma lineage and is the current teacher of the local Sakya center. (Hell, occasionally I even attend meetings at a local athiest and freethinkers group, plus I have recently visited a local Greek Orthodox church.) Nevertheless, in all of this time, nothing I have seen or heard matches the profound simplicity that is contained within the early teachings themselves, which is why I identify with Theravada more than any other tradition.
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Re: Hey.

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:34 am

I'm very happy that you are here.
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Re: Hey.

Postby Jason » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:34 am

Thanks. :)
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Re: Hey.

Postby Fede » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:35 am

Oh, me too!

Hya Jason!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hey.

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:06 am

Hi :)
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hey.

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:23 am

Greetings Jason,

Lovely to have you here... I've always enjoyed your postings, though I had no idea your background and practice was so eclectic!

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Re: Hey.

Postby appicchato » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:57 am

Warm greetings Jason... ;)
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Re: Hey.

Postby Placid-pool » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:34 am

Cooee Jason, it's me KW. All the gang is here! Good to see you :D
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Re: Hey.

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:07 pm

Welcome Jason
I'm glad you could make it!

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Re: Hey.

Postby christopher::: » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:55 pm

Welcome over Jason...!

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Re: Hey.

Postby Jason » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:35 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
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