Hello Dhamma Wheel community,
my name is Steve and I am a 31 year old German. Recently discovered Dhamma Wheel and read some of your threads by different authors. Your discussions seem to me to be serious and to the point. I am signing up to deepen my understanding of the Dhamma through through inquiry and inspiration. And maybe I can answer a question or two myself. In this sense, I am also trying to tap into the energy and knowledge of a Sangha - even if it is a virtual one.
I have so far primarily read Suttas, various commentaries, and a lot of general Theravada literature. However, my approach to the Teachings is not at all scholastic or dogmatic, neither in reading nor in practice. For example, I am also highly interested in the Zen tradition and recently spent a couple of days in a Kyoto Rinzai Zen temple. A few weeks later, I stayed with a Shingon monk in his Koyasan temple. The important thing for me is that I sense the Buddha. Which can be the case everywhere, at any point in time, with any kind of event or person.
Very happy to have found the Dhamma Wheel - looking forward to meeting you!
Greetings - from Bangkok, suitably