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Hello and a question

Postby Bevoir » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Hi

I've had an interest in Buddhism for over 10 years and have dabbled in various self help techniques (non Buddhist) but feel like I'd finally like to go further into Buddhism. I've never been to a Buddhist group and would like to seek advice on finding a suitable group in my area. Is there a particular part of the forum where this might be suitable?

I also have a question on forum members views on some other therapies I have encountered to see how they view their techniques. Would anyone be able to tell me where I should post that question please?

I look forward to learning more from you all and appreciate any help. Thanks.

Andy
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Re: Hello and a question

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:14 pm

Greetings Andy,

As a first port of call, try www.buddhanet.net and the worldwide directory. Failing that, come back and ask here in General Theravada or Theravada for the modern world in the event there is someone who lives close to you and knows of groups not listed at buddhanet.

As far as discussing alternative therapies, try the wellbeing forum if the focus of discussion are the therapies. Otherwise, you could post it in the lounge. Mods or admins may move the thread if we feel the content is more appropriate to a different forum.

And welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello and a question

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:12 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello and a question

Postby cooran » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:56 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, Andy! :group:

Hope to see your further posts around the forums.

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Re: Hello and a question

Postby Bevoir » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:31 pm

Thanks for your help everyone.

I'm in Birmingham UK and if anything there's too much choice! I will post a message about it shortly!
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Re: Hello and a question

Postby Renlaenderin » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:24 pm

Hi welcome!

I think Dhamma Wheel is a brilliant place to start. There are many forums broken up into different areas of interest and you should go directly to health and well being :)

There are also lots and lots of references in the Introductory materials thread as well. This is found in the Discovering Theravada Forum.
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Re: Hello and a question

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:43 pm

Welcome Bevoir!

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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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