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Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby BrianD » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:13 pm

Hi everyone, I find myself here after moving from Martial Arts to Zen and finding myself wanting to delve deeper into my practice. Is there anyone here from the Montreal area ? :namaste:
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:54 pm

Montreal is a beautiful place but I don't live there currently.

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

This might help in finding a Theravada group in your town. Welcome to the forum! Do you practice Zen still or are you moving towards Theravada?
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

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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:21 pm

Welcome Brian!

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 Montreal Canada

Postby Alobha » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:41 am

Welcome BrianD! :smile:
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:54 am

Greetings Brian and welcome!
We have a few Canadians on this board, some of them, I think, hail from Montreal.
kind regards,

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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby cooran » Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:22 am

Welcome Brian!

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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:14 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby BrianD » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:47 pm

LonesomeYogurt wrote:This might help in finding a Theravada group in your town. Welcome to the forum! Do you practice Zen still or are you moving towards Theravada?

I find my practice moving towards Theravada, I attended a few Zendo's in Montreal but they never really clicked. Presently my practice is mostly solitary at home and getting out to a sangha is proving challenging as I have children and one with a disability that requires a lot of attention. All that being said I did a find a group that sits on Sunday afternoons, and even though they are kind of far from me (I live way out from the city) I plan on trying to make that connection and sit with a group of like-minded people.
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby GeoffG » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:58 pm

Hello Brian,
I'm in Montreal as well and I am interested in the group you spoke of which meets on Sunday afternoons. There is so many readings and information available online but I am wanting to find some like minded people to meet with. Could you give me some contact details for the group?
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby Eliane » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:15 pm

Hello Brian!

I live in Montreal and I'm looking for a group also. I was able to find some addresses and I'll go visit all of them (or almost). Like you, I don't live in the city (island), but a bit outside. Every practice that starts very early in the morning would be a challenge ;)

But I've been practicing alone for quite a long time now and I notice my motivation is getting a bit... :thinking: difficult
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby libraryman » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:05 am

I also leave in Montreal, on the north shore. I know 2 theravada places and i have been at the first one :
http://centre-meditation-satipattha.com/ : in St-Hubert (south Shore)
The other on in St-Laurent (on the island), I’ve never been there but i will contact them in the next few weeks:
Hope this help!
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Re: Hello from Montreal Canada

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:21 am

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