Introduction

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Introduction

Postby laurel » Sat May 03, 2014 4:38 pm

Hello, everyone: My name is Laurel, and I am a history professor living in Minnesota, teaching medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation history. I am a member of Buddhist Geeks and have been meditating seriously for a little over three years. I'll let this brief introduction suffice for now, except to say that I am grateful to those who work to make this forum a benefit to practitioners, and happy to be here.
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Re: Introduction

Postby ArkA » Sat May 03, 2014 4:49 pm

I guess David is sleeping, so here I go. Happy to have you here laurel. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :)
I'll restart my yearlong meditation retreat on 15th June 2014, hence will not be here.

"Bhikkhus, there are these three things that shine when exposed, not when concealed. What three? (1) The moon. (2) The sun. (3) The Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by the Tathagata."
- Anguttara Nikaya, 3.131, Paticchanna Sutta

"Silence is the language of God; all else is poor translation."
– Rumi

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Re: Introduction

Postby laurel » Sat May 03, 2014 4:57 pm

Thank you!
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Re: Introduction

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 03, 2014 4:59 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:reading: :toast:

ArkA wrote:I guess David is sleeping, so here I go.


:D No just a little late to checking DW this morning. (about 0950 here in Vegas right now)
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Re: Introduction

Postby cooran » Sat May 03, 2014 11:04 pm

Welcome laurel! :group:

With metta
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Re: Introduction

Postby Ben » Sat May 03, 2014 11:23 pm

Hi Laurel and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

- Hereclitus


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Re: Introduction

Postby laurel » Sun May 04, 2014 1:48 am

Thanks, everyone. I'm doing some browsing to get a sense of what is available. It’s a wonderful resource!
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Re: Introduction

Postby bodom » Sun May 04, 2014 4:58 am

Welcome!

:anjali:
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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