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Eliane
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Hello from Montreal

Postby Eliane » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:58 pm

Hello everybody!

I've just moved to Montreal, QC, and I'm looking for a group to practice Shamata. I saw a few places here but didn't find anything about this practice yet, maybe some of you could help me.

I met my teacher, Lama Padma Samten (who was named Lama by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche) in 1999, in Brazil and I've been his student since. During my last retreat there (Brazil) I met Alan Wallace (http://www.sbinstitute.com/alan), who talked about the importance of Shamata and conducted a few practices.

I would like to go on with this practice but it's always easier to practice in a group :group: than alone :candle: .

Edit: I speak French also (not perfect but enough)


:namaste: Eliane

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Re: Hello from Montreal

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:17 pm

Welcome Eliane! Please be sure to visit our sister site http://www.dharmawheel.net for a Mayayana and Vajrayana perspective on shamata.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Hello from Montreal

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:16 pm

:hello:
:yingyang:

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Re: Hello from Montreal

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:52 pm

Welcome Eliane!
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: Hello from Montreal

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:28 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :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 Montreal

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:16 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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