From France with metta

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From France with metta

Postby MarkNZed » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:38 am


Experimented with the good book "Mindfulness in Plain English" about 15 years ago but did not keep the habit. Introduced to a larger practice in a short Vipassana course about 6 months ago. One weekend retreat (not in residence) was very motivating. Sitting 30mins each day at the moment. Recent move to a small town in France motivated me to find some online support. Nice to know you are there :)

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Re: From France with metta

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:47 am

Bonjour et bienvenu a cette petite communite des amis qui suivent le meme sentier....

(Je n'ai pas tous les accents sur mon clavier, mais dis donc, on ne peut pas tout avoir!)

Nice to have you here.

I used to live in France... there for 10 years.... how are you finding thins there?

Feel free to discuss same in PMs if you want!

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.


Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....

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Re: From France with metta

Postby Mkoll » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:39 am

Welcome to the forum!


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Re: From France with metta

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:30 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: From France with metta

Postby walkart » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:50 pm

Il y a un sursaut de la communauté française dis donc. C'est bien.

English and pali are the the main languages here, so - Welcome!

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Re: From France with metta

Postby MarkNZed » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:03 pm

@David @Mkoll @TheNoBSBuddhist @walkart thank you for the warm welcome!

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Re: From France with metta

Postby bodom » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:07 am


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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