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Barbara
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Namaste

Postby Barbara » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Hello everyone.
I'm not sure what to actually write.
So maybe only few words.
I started to interest my self in Buddhism as a teenager. Many, many years ago.
I was practising teachings of Buddha my whole life, without even knowing it before I'd read first book about Buddhism.
I was practising yoga and meditation as well, unfortunately with many pauses.
Now yoga and meditation are a "must" in every day.
I'm still reading a lot about Buddha and his teachings.
But I would be very happy if I could learn also here with you.


Greetings

Barbara

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Paul Davy
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Re: Namaste

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:02 pm

Greetings Barbara,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha1:

I enjoy doing yoga too... actually, I should start getting ready for my class. It starts in 90 minutes! :)

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Namaste

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:07 pm

Welcome Barbara!

:hello:

:anjali:
Mike

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Re: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:41 pm

Welcome to DW Barbara!
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: Namaste

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:25 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: Namaste

Postby manas » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:48 am

Welcome, Barbara.

:namaste:
Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

(SN 22.97)

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Re: Namaste

Postby bodom » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:29 am

Welcome Barbara!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:53 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:namaste:

Barbara
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Re: Namaste

Postby Barbara » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:37 pm

Thank you all kindly for a warm welcome :)

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Re: Namaste

Postby ES06 » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:54 pm

Hi!

I visited Denmark last year. What a beautiful country!

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Re: Namaste

Postby Mkoll » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:35 pm

Welcome, Barbara!

:anjali:
Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi


Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

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Re: Namaste

Postby Babadhari » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:23 pm

:namaste:
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Namaste

Postby Barbara » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:45 pm

ES06 wrote:Hi!

I visited Denmark last year. What a beautiful country!


Yes, it's beautiful :)
I like it as well :)

I live here 1,5 y. But I still cannot get enough of beautiful places.

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Re: Namaste

Postby Floor » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:11 pm

Welcome Barbara, that is great that you have informally been practicing Buddhism throughout your life and that you are practicing with more conviction now. If you are serious about Buddhism I suggest taking a meditation retreat.

Books and teachers are nice but the only real way to travel down the path is by meditation. Taking a treat allows you to learn the technique properly and more importantly it will engrain the technique into your body and mind, providing the structure and base to progress in your daily life.

Here is an organization that offers meditation retreats:

http://www.dhamma.org

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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:33 pm

Greetings Barbara and welcome to DW!
“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: Namaste

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:00 pm

:hello:
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Namaste

Postby Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:14 pm

Bit late but hi!

Been lovely chatting to you in the chat room.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
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I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
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