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Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby Gibraltariana » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:32 pm

Hello! My name is Cathy and I am an Italian and Gibraltan-American. I work for the New York City Public school systdm ad a Paraprofessional. Mainly my job is assisting Special Needs children. I am 39 with a husband, two beautiful childrrn, and a desire to learn more about Buddhist teachings. I have been reading different books, but know that at this point I need a teacher and guidancd.

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Re: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:37 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby bodom » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:18 pm

Welcome Cathy!

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 Brooklyn

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:20 pm

Thank you for your introduction, and welcome.

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Postby cooran » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:04 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel Cathy!

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---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: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:51 am

Welcome to DW Cathy! I live in Manhattan myself! It's nice to see fellow New Yorkers! :hello:
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: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:15 am

Greetings Cathy,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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Re: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby Ben » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:10 am

Greetings Cathy and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby Gibraltariana » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:11 pm

Thanks for the kind greetings! I am trying to read through all the threads to glean as much as possible. Love this site :clap:

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Re: Greetings From Brooklyn

Postby Gena1480 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:00 pm

Hello from brooklyn

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