Thought it would be right to introduce myself as just registered today.
My name is Jon, I am 37 years old and live in Wellington, New Zealand.
I have been interested in Buddhism, ever since I first started to practice, martial arts, which has been my hobby on and off, since I was 14 years old.
Over the years I have travelled, throughout, Thailand, China and made other trips to Laos, Burma, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam etc.
I am mostly a practitioner of Thai Theravada (Dhammayut) and have supported our local temples here for over 10 years, I sometimes do charity and community work with my wife, who is heavily into, traditional Thai dance and part of ET-NZ (Educate Thai New Zealand) which is a non-profit organisation, which helps continue and uphold Thai culture (dance, language etc) here.
Over the years I have studied on a lot of subjects, first pertaining to martial arts and then later on more into philosophy/religion and also the occult (Thai saiyasat, wicha, etc). I also am studying, Thai animist rituals etc, just in relation to anthropology and general interest.
I am mostly here to further my studies into Pali, Vipassana meditation and general knowledge.
Thanks and Sadhu