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Postby Northernbuck » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:37 pm

I am glad I found this site. I have no resources or guidance in the remote town that I live in. The nearest city is 8 hours away. I have just recently discovered Buddhism. I am looking forward to learning something new everyday.
But if this neutral feeling that has arisen is conditioned by the body which is impermanent, compounded and dependently arisen, how could such a neutral feeling be permanent? - SN 36.7
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Re: Hi

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:39 pm

Welcome Northernbuck to Dhamma Wheel!
As a matter of interest, where do you live?
Anyway...I hope you like it here!
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Re: Hi

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:45 pm

Hi NB
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there are plenty of online resources dotted about on here, hope you find here very useful
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hi

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:53 pm

Greetings Northern Buck,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hi

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:15 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hi

Postby Northernbuck » Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:50 am

Ben wrote:Welcome Northernbuck to Dhamma Wheel!
As a matter of interest, where do you live?
Anyway...I hope you like it here!
metta

Ben


I live in a little known town called Thompson, Manitoba. If you look at a map of Canada, move to the center of the country, find Winnipeg, and go north. Yes it is cold (winter is from October until May), but beautiful.
But if this neutral feeling that has arisen is conditioned by the body which is impermanent, compounded and dependently arisen, how could such a neutral feeling be permanent? - SN 36.7
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Re: Hi

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:01 am

That is remote!

Here are some resources for you:
Access to Insight: www.accesstoinsight.org
Pali English Dictionary: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/
Buddhanet: www.buddhanet.net
kind regards

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Re: Hi

Postby Northernbuck » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:10 am

Ben wrote:That is remote!

Here are some resources for you:
Access to Insight: http://www.accesstoinsight.org
Pali English Dictionary: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/
Buddhanet: http://www.buddhanet.net
kind regards

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Thank you Ben. My biggest issue right now is a simple question, where do I start? I am in a meditation class, but it not specific to Buddhism.
But if this neutral feeling that has arisen is conditioned by the body which is impermanent, compounded and dependently arisen, how could such a neutral feeling be permanent? - SN 36.7
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Re: Hi

Postby Ben » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:34 am

Ok.
First of all some foundation literature:
The Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to the End of Suffering by Bhikkhu Bodhi: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... toend.html
Buddhism in a nutshell by Narada Thera: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... shell.html
Beginnings: Suggested Entry Points to Access to insight: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/begin.html

There's an international directory on Buddhanet for Buddhist meditation instruction - here's one for your province:
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/province. ... ince_id=11
I had a brief look but couldn't find anything in Thompson. Keep in mind that it may not be up-to-date nor exhaustive. The list includes centres from all Buddhist traditions and not just Theravada. You might want to get in touch with the Theravada centres in Manitoba or Winnipeg and see if they can support you remotely - its worth an email or two!

The above should get you started!
metta

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Re: Hi

Postby JeffR » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:01 am

Here's another link:

http://www.arrowriver.ca/

A good place to consider when you are ready for a retreat. The location is in Ontario near Thunder Bay.

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Re: Hi

Postby Northernbuck » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:27 am

JeffR wrote:Here's another link:

http://www.arrowriver.ca/

A good place to consider when you are ready for a retreat. The location is in Ontario near Thunder Bay.

-Jeff


Thank you Jeff. Other than Winnipeg, that would appear to be the next closest retreat.
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