I am new here. I happen to live in NJ (US) at the moment, no affiliation, solitary practice, as I don't really know anyone here. I have been interested in Buddhism on and off practically since my teen years (they are long gone now), practiced for a brief time with a small non-Theravada group, and on and off by myself. I have resurrected my meditation practice a few months ago, this time, after careful examination making sure I stick with the Theravada tradition.
I actually joined the forum to ask a question that has been bothering me for a while (bare awareness vs. anti-base awareness), but after browsing through the forum I saw that the topic has been raised, unfortunately with no conclusion, so I guess I am going to continue to follow my worn out Bhante G's book and dhamma as taught by the Burmese and Ceylonese teachers
Anyway, glad to be here, looking forward to learn for all of you!