Shwmai from Wales! :)

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
User avatar
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:07 am
Location: Wales

Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Emi » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:45 am

Hello all at The Dhamma Wheel, my name's Emily and I'm 17 years old :)

I've been a lay Buddhist (practising) since the age of 10, but I was first exposed at the age of about 8 or 9. I had been a member of (much missed) E-sangha for coming on 6 years (as 'Xonikz') when it went down, and ever since I've been searching for a Buddhist forum (particularly Therevada, as that's the school of thought I follow) for ages!

Despite losing E-sangha, after looking at just a few posts on this forum, I feel like I'm home already, comfortably between like-minded people. :)

I hope you're all doing ok on your respective journeys, and I can only hope my posts on this forum match the wisdom I've seen already! :D

Namaste, friends,
"When all you've got is nothing, there's a lot to go around."

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 17327
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:11 pm

Greetings Emi!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. I hope you like it here.

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR


User avatar
Posts: 6010
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:27 pm

hope you enjoy it here
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

Posts: 331
Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:31 am
Location: Germany

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Moggalana » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:05 pm

Hi Emily :)
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

User avatar
Paul Davy
Posts: 15730
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:58 pm

Greetings Emily,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Dharma Paths Practice Community

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 8936
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:05 pm


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

User avatar
Posts: 112
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:39 am

Re: Shwmai from Wales! :)

Postby Dugu » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:08 am

Hi Emily.

Wow you started following at such a young age, that is so rare. I am so impressed. Good to have you here. :twothumbsup:

Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine