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Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby Jamo » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:49 am

...well it isn't too warm in Canada these days.........

Thank you very much to the people who have made this place, and the others that frequent it. I am learning so much from you all. Unfortunately, where I live Buddhism is not widely practiced (or even known for that matter). Everything that I have learned has been through introspection and observation. This place (Dhamma Wheel) is really helping me understand this "path" that I am on.

Please carry on with your skillful work,
Jamo
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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby BlackBird » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:54 am

:hello:

Hi Jamo

Please, feel welcome to join in :)

metta
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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:41 am

Greetings Jamo,

Thanks for the kind words. I'd also like to reiterate what Jack said, above.

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby Guy » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:33 am

Hi Jamo,

It is nice to have you join us. :smile:

With Metta,

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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:38 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:25 am

Hi Jamo
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Thanks for your kind words but please don't stop there!
You're more than welcome to join in the discussions.
metta

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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby Jamo » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:03 pm

I'll admit that I'm a bit shy to contribute, as I don't feel that I am on the "same level" as a lot of you all. But I will definitely ask questions as needed, and hopefully bring worthwhile discussion.

Thank you again,
Jamo
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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:20 pm

Welcome Jamo!

Provided you are mindful of your intentions when posting there's no reason to be shy. We're all here to learn from one another. May you meet with spiritual success! Be well.

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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby Dhammabodhi » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:55 pm

Hi and welcome to Dhamma Wheel Jamo!

It is true that there are many extremely learned and advanced people here, but there are also beginners like me! :group:

So please don't be shy, and I wish you well on your path!

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A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

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Re: Warmest thanks from Canada...

Postby phil » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:07 am

Welcome from a fellow Canuck, Jamo. Montrealer living in Japan. I think we've found an even better way to peace and happiness than crullers and coffee at Tim Horton's.

Metta,

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