Greetings from the road

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Greetings from the road

Postby seekingheartwood » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:53 pm

Hi there,

Excited to finally get involved with this website, I've heard a lot about it. I've been on a 21 month road trip all around America in an attempt to discover what the Buddha actually taught and how best to express it to Americans. I've been visiting with every meditation teacher I can find in an attempt to get to the heart of this stuff. I'm a firm believer that the best gift you can give is the dhamma and this is what I'd like to help give to this and upcoming generations, especially if I can dispel a lot of them misconceptions and confusion about what the historical Buddha taught.

I am putting together a documentary film on this, but I hope the moderators won't prevent me from posting because I'm not here to promote that, and besides, it's a long ways away from being finished. I'm still out interviewing, meditating, and visiting temples, meditation groups, and monasteries. I'm only here to have an outlet to mull over a lot of what I've experienced within a good community. And hopefully people will suggest places/teachers that mean a lot to them so I can visit them.

Thanks,
Adam
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:09 am

Welcome Adam! It looks like pretty interesting stuff! Too bad you didn't make it out here to the East Coast. I'll be checking in to your blog and look forward to your posts! Mettaya.

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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby bodom » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:48 am

Welcome Adam!

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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 from the road

Postby seekingheartwood » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:56 am

Thanks for the welcome guys.

>Mike, I actually have been out to the East coast quite a bit. I've been to about 35 states all over the country at this point. I just didn't start the blog util about 4 months ago, once I was headed from Texas to Cali.

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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:43 am

Greetings Adam,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby Vlcimba » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:35 am

Hey adam! I am new here too ! hope to see you around :)
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby cooran » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:53 am

Welcome Adam! :group:

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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:55 am

Thanks for signing on here; intertesting website.
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby Alobha » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:58 am

Welcome Adam :smile:
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:33 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Great photos!

Have you already been through Las Vegas?
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby seekingheartwood » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 pm

David,

Unfortunately I haven't been out to Las Vegas yet but I've heard there's a lot of Buddhism there. I'm in the LA area though, so not to far and need to get out there soon. I've got the Buddhist Geeks Conference coming up next, so maybe after that I can head out to Vegas.

Adam
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:19 pm

Great! Hopefully you can come by my place and get some photos? Here are some other Buddhist centers in Vegas too:

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Las_Vegas

And there is also the big statue of Brahma in front of Caesers Palace.
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Re: Greetings from the road

Postby Ytrog » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:15 pm

Welcome :)

Btw: Geek conferences are good, so I imagine Buddhist geek conferences are awesome :buddha1: :ugeek:
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