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Minnesota USA

Postby 3ball » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:08 pm

I'm a Buddhist out of Minnesota USA. I study with Bhante Sati at Triple Gem in Mankato, but my center is the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center. I have a Buddhist blog at simple sutras.wordpress.com. I'm also a composer. You can hear some of my music at www.mooneast.com. Glad to be here!

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby bodom » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:40 pm

Welcome 3ball!

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: Minnesota USA

Postby cooran » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:28 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
---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: Minnesota USA

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:30 am

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:40 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:56 am

Greetings 3ball,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:04 am


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

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:30 am

Greetings 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

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: Minnesota USA

Postby waimengwan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:23 pm

Welcome 3ball!

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