Hello from Louisiana

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klasikos
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Hello from Louisiana

Postby klasikos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I am a 25 y/o male from Southern Louisiana. I have a B.A. in International Studies and I'm currently working on my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. I've been very interested in Buddhism since a teenager and have done a fair share of meditation through my own personal practice. I've sat in on Shambhala and Vipassana groups here and there, but I definitely don't have a formal commitment to any tradition (yet). I look forward to getting to know everyone here and to learn and share with you all!

-Klasikos
-Klasikos

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

Good luck with the studies, sounds like a good field you are getting into.

:buddha1:

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby klasikos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Thanks, David! I do think it is a good field! I am also quite interested in the relationship between Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, so that topic might come up at some point on a relevant board.
-Klasikos

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! Look forward to seeing your posts around the forums. :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby bodom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:44 pm

Welcome Klasikos!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby waimengwan » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:32 pm

Welcome, looking forward to your sharing.

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:37 am

Greetings Klasikos,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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