A bow and a smile

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bongrf
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A bow and a smile

Postby bongrf » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:35 pm

I have been a devoted practitioner for some 13 years now. Living in a small north-central Alberta town in Canada, I have never had a local sangha. I began with on-line connections, moved onto taking part in retreats that were available in a nearby city, and eventually to making winter visits to Birken Monastery in B.C. This last fall I took the plunge and have been engaged in beginning a local sitting group. Members are mostly beginners, but I have a strong grounding in the Theravada tradition and consider that my "home". I hope to be able to engage in conversations and discussions here with others who are committed to this path and this tradition. By strengthening my own practice, I feel I best serve others, especially, right now, those new meditators attending the local group.

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cooran
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:35 am

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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retrofuturist
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:14 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 am

Welcome! All the best with the local group!
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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Kiva-Theravada Buddhists:http://www.kiva.org/team/theravada_buddhists
My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:11 am

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

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Dmytro
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby Dmytro » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:38 pm

May I extend a warm welcome to you :anjali:

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David N. Snyder
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:popcorn:

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waimengwan
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:47 am

Welcome !


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