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Greetings from Blighty!

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi I'm rowyourboat, as in 'gently down the stream..'
I'm a theravada buddhist pracitioner doing some teaching and learning in UK, near London. I'm originally from Sri Lanka.

Nice to be here with dhamma friends..
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:11 pm

Hi Rowyourboat,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:

Have you been to the Sri Lankan vihara in Chiswick since you arrived in London?

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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:49 pm

Hi
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:32 pm

Greetings rowyourboat,

Lovely to see you here... I look forward to your involvement in discussions!

Dhammanando wrote:Have you been to the Sri Lankan vihara in Chiswick since you arrived in London?

I have. :thumbsup: It was the first Theravada vihara I ever went to! If you scroll down two thirds of the way through this blog entry ( http://imagesoflondon2007.blogspot.com/ ... -west.html ) you can see my little 'review' of it. Well worth checking out if you're nearby!

Metta,
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:43 pm

Welcome Rowyourboat

Its good to have you here!
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:12 am

Welcome rowyourboat and may your boat take you where you want to go. :)

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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby pererin » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:45 am

Hi rowyourboat and greetings to you from Wales!

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Greetings from Blighty!

Postby GrahamR » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi Row the Boat,

Have you been to the Singalese Vihara in Selsdon? I keep thinking about going there.

We have quite a few SIngalese at Amaravati too, where I normally go.

Have a good weekend!

Graham
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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:36 pm

Hello everyone,

Thanks for the warm welcome. Yes, I have been to Chiswick. I did a talk there- 'The path of vipassana' a few weeks ago. I conduct a weekly meditation class at selsdon buddhist vihara. The english medium class is on tuesdays 7-9pm. I'm hoping to conduct my first 10day retreat at vajrasana retreat centre in june.

Wishing the best for this forum..

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Re: Greetings from Blighty!

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:54 pm

Welcome!

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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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