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hello from venice, ca

Postby bryandavis » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:50 am

Hello all. My name is Bryan Davis and I am a dharma student who live in venice, ca. I have been involved in Dharma not that long, since about 1999. But it has really impacted my life in a profound way.

Just wanted to say hello to those that post here. I practice mainly in the tibetan lineages but look forward to discussing vipassana and sitting cultivation here. i read as a guest a lot but thought i might as well join:)

if you want to check out my latest journey im trying to partake there is a link below.


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Re: hello from venice, ca

Postby cooran » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:55 am

Hello Bryan,

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

If you are hoping to get to teachings by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama, you might be better posting over on our sister site DharmaWheel – as this forum is a Theravada forum. Here is the link to the Mahayana and Vajrayana board:

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Postby Ben » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:01 am

Greetings Bryan and welcome!
“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

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

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Re: hello from venice, ca

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:53 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: hello from venice, ca

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:07 pm

Welcome Bryan!

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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:24 am

Welcome to DW Bryan!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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