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Postby SeekingPractice » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:08 pm

I look forward to learning and expanding my knowledge. I hope to refine my practice also.

Thank you for having me.
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Re: Greetings

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:16 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Greetings

Postby Alobha » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:18 pm

Welcome! :smile:
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Postby cooran » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:37 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! :group:

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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Welcome SeekingPractice!

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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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Re: Greetings

Postby SeekingPractice » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:16 pm

Thank you Kindly everyone for the welcome. I hope to get some of my questions and querries resolved here. And to share if and what I can that might help others. Although, I am a seeker who feels far from knowing of that which I have sought. Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing. I hope to find out soon.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Justsit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:28 pm

SeekingPractice wrote: Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing .

Um...so...how do you know you are practicing well??
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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi & welcome
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Re: Greetings

Postby SeekingPractice » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:55 pm

Justsit wrote:
SeekingPractice wrote: Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing .

Um...so...how do you know you are practicing well??


Because I haven't had an anxiety attack in almost 2 months now (and they are severe and have caused hospitalization). I go to meditation classes at the Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Center (in Denver), but if you were to ask me what it is, I could not tell you. All I know, is that Vipassana is the path I want to follow. But how to do that, I have no clue. I have a zen teacher here in my area I am about to make contact with for some guidance. I have been reading material for the past year, and am very lost in theory.
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Re: Greetings

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:11 pm

Zen meditation is quite similar to Theravadin in some ways, although not necessarily from the outside.

which tradition of Zen is it the teacher is from? and which country?

There is Dharma Wheel our sister forum for Mahayana and Vajrayana which maybe more useful for you considering you are going to be studying with a Zen Teacher, but I am sure members here can help relate what you are practising to the Theravada practices if that is what you are interested in.

Theory is useful, but more so when it is backed up with practice.
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:19 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

Postby Justsit » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:54 pm

SeekingPractice wrote:
Justsit wrote:
SeekingPractice wrote: Practicing well, but not sure what I am practicing .

Um...so...how do you know you are practicing well??


Because I haven't had an anxiety attack in almost 2 months now ...


Ah, wonderful! Glad vipassana is working for you.

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Re: Greetings

Postby Noah » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:22 pm

I always find it inspiring to hear of physical and mental problems being destroyed by Dhamma practice. I think reading the Dhammapada is of great benefit as well. I recently bought a translation by Eknath Easwaran with an introduction that was worth the 11 bucks in itself :P
Evil is caused by and is the cause of future suffering, abandon at all costs! Cultivate virtuous qualities and live the happy life! Just as all wise human endeavors, from Physics to Philosophy, approach the Dhamma; be fearless in your reverence for it- The time for the True Law is yet to dawn in the west!! :D
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