A bow and a smile

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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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Re: A bow and a smile

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

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:


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Re: A bow and a smile

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

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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.
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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.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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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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Re: A bow and a smile

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

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: A bow and a smile

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

Welcome !
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