Hello From North Wales

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Hello From North Wales

Postby jonathan charles » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:43 pm

Hello, I just thought I would introduce myself, my name is Jonathan and I have just registered here on the forum. I have been practising meditation and mindfullness for just over a year, the change in the way I think and feel have been nothing short of amazing.

Problem with this is its hard to share with other people who are not familiar with meditation -or mindfullness, and though its something I would like to share - in order to show other people there is a way out of the suffering we create for ourselves....it just doesnt work like that does it :)

I came across Buddhism when I was recieving treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of my military service in the Falklands War in 1982.
I met a fellow veteran who was practising Meditation and mindfullness and I became interested in what it was all about, he is a prison chaplain with Anguilimara (I think thats how you spell it ) he may be a familiar face amongst many of you on this site.

I am gratefull to him for his time and patience in helping me understand the subtleties of Buddhism .

I realised I have lived the last 53 years in ignorance, Trying to find something in Drugs Alchohol was so foolish and heedless.
I realise I was mindless,I realise my Ego was as big as Brasil !! Now I realise I am nobody -with nothing to do nowhere to go, and nobody to be....what a relief. I am but a swirling mass of atoms that arises and passes away.

"May all beings be well, may all beings be happy."

peace to you all Jonathan
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Re: Hello From North Wales

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:05 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello From North Wales

Postby bodom » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:09 pm

Welcome Jonathan!

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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: Hello From North Wales

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:46 pm

Welcome! It's so nice to see someone reap such a benefit from the Dhamma.

What tradition do you meditate in? Do you have any specific one?

Also http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.ph ... =theravada

This is a link to any Theravada groups in Wales. I hope it helps!
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Hello From North Wales

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:21 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello From North Wales

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:33 pm

Welcome Johnathan! :group:
Look forward to reading your posts.

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Re: Hello From North Wales

Postby puppha » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:58 pm

Welcome Jonathan!

It's good to hear that meditation helped you overcoming obstacles in your life.
I wish you all the best in the future, and I hope you will find interesting things on Dhamma Wheel to help you progress on the path.

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