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Namaste

Postby Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:11 am

Namaste all,

I'm Raven, from Sydney Australia. I have been "practising" Buddhism for about 8 years. I sincerely committed to Buddhism two and a half years ago. I attend a local Sangha when time and mobility permits (I have a brain disease that affects my motor skills and speech) and I love discussing the teachings and learning from others. I look forward to getting to know you and hopefully being able to contribute meaningfully to the conversation.

In metta,
Raven

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Re: Namaste

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:27 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:namaste:

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Re: Namaste

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:04 am

Greetings Raven and welcome to DW!

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Re: Namaste

Postby bodom » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:07 am

Welcome!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Namaste

Postby Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:32 am

Thank you for the welcome :)

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Re: Namaste

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:40 am

Welcome, Raven,
Aussies are well represented here on DW, from Ben in Tassie to me (currently cyclone watching) in the far north, but not many, as far as I know, from Sydney.
Not that it matters much, of course. We all live just on the other side of your computer screen, don't we?

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Namaste

Postby Dharmagirl » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:37 am

Kim OHara wrote:Welcome, Raven,
Aussies are well represented here on DW, from Ben in Tassie to me (currently cyclone watching) in the far north, but not many, as far as I know, from Sydney.
Not that it matters much, of course. We all live just on the other side of your computer screen, don't we?

:namaste:
Kim


Thanks Kim.

Oh cyclone watching :( I have family up there on alert too. Stay safe.

In metta,
Raven
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Re: Namaste

Postby SarathW » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:49 am

:hello:

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Re: Namaste

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:45 am

Welcome to DW Raven! :anjali:
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: Namaste

Postby Aloka » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:23 pm

Hi Raven :hello:

Welcome to DW!

With metta,

Aloka

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Re: Namaste

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:19 am

Greetings from Melbourne!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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