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Hello from a newby

Postby Zen » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:59 pm

Hi I’m new here. Found this forum trying to find out what happened to e-sangha.

Anyway, I got into Buddhism a few years ago and am at a point where I have realised just how life changing this stuff really is. Still have so much to learn though.

I started out in Theravada and then swapped to Zen for a while (hence my username) and now I’m looking back to Theravada because I want to have a better understanding of the doctrine.

Looks like you have a good community happening here. :toast:

metta
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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:38 pm

Hi Zen
Welcome to the gang :anjali:
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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:48 pm

Hi Zen and welcome to Dhamma Wheel
I hope you like it here!

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby Emi » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:48 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel, Zen - I hope you get as much out of this forum as I do! :namaste:
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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:09 am

Greetings Zen,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

Also, if you want to talk Zen, there's a couple of online options too, including Zen Forum International, and Dharma Wheel (as linked to in my signature).

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby zavk » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:15 am

Hi Zen.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby Zen » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:05 am

Thanks for the warm welcome :smile:

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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:01 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from a newby

Postby phil » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:43 am

Life changing indeed! Welcome aboard. :smile:

Metta,

Phil
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(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)


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