I feel Like I already know most of you here from a few years of lurking on the other forum but since few know me, an introduction seemed appropriate.
42 year old Service Technician with a family trying to figure out how to fit Buddhism into my daily life in a meaningful, committed way.
I sometimes attend the Sri Lankan Temple here intown with Ven. Basnagoda Rahula Thero who I claim as my teacher but have not visited in sometime.
I have completed a 10 day vipassana course but do not meditate regularly anymore and can't claim that I have ever mastered a committed meditation schedule.
Currently I seem to be reevaluating Buddhisms effectiveness in my life or at least my commitment to it. I'm hopping by increasing my efforts to interact with other Buddhist I may rekindle my enthusiasm for practice.
Thank you again for the new forum.
Wishing you all well,
I am of nature to decay, I have not gone beyond decay.
I am of the nature to be diseased, I have not gone beyond disease.
I am of the nature to die, I have not done beyond death.
All that is mine, dear and delightful, will change and vanish.
I am the owner of my kamma, heir to my kamma, born of my kamma, related to
my kamma, abide supported by my kamma. Whatever kamma I shall do,
whether good or evil, of that I shall be the heir.
Thus we should frequently recollect.
- Upajjhatthana Sutta, Anguttara Nikaya v.57