I am not a regular forum user of any sort, please forgive me if I ramble. Typing out a short introduction feels as if I am talking to myself, hopefully that will change once I get to know some of you.
Now let's see, I need to share some basic details...
I am 19 years old, live in Canada, am a student in high-school, have a menagerie of medical conditions that spend a considerable amount of time to regularly treat, and am not sure how I should start pursuing Theravāda Buddhism or otherwise similar beliefs. If any of you could please recommend some foundational literature, I would be extremely thankful. And please, assume my cursory knowledge is slight, it's better to err on the side of caution in this regard.
I would like to share some excess details, they're a bit unnecessary; please feel free to skip them.
There are too many medical problems for me to list, so I'll put down the prominent offenders;
- cyclical vomiting syndrome
- extreme insomnia (8-16 hours of sleep/wk. on average)
- inability to retain food of any sort
- various bouts with cancer
These are the reasons I had to miss a year of school for medical treatments and a temporary medically induced coma (to balance my age and the fact that I still attend high-school).
Otherwise, I spend the entirety of my time reading, mostly in preparation for university (I'd like to attend for a double major in Social-psychology and Anthropology, with a minor in Theology).
That's about all I have to say for my introduction, but I would greatly enjoy any sort of conversation with you all.
And I hope you all have a great day.