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Newbie reporting for duty

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:29 am

Hey all! I was a lurker at e-sangha, and have been shopping for an on-line source of Buddhist commentary since the big crash. Saw a link for Dhammawheel, and here I am.

My first teacher was Burmese and my first Sangha was an informal lay Theravada discussion group. When I moved across the country, there were no English speaking Theravadan sanghas in my new city. I accompanied friends to dharma talks at various Zendo. Recently I've shopped around for Sangha, and I think I have landed with a vipassana center associated with the dhamma.org folks. I also attend a non-sectarian discussion group hosted at a Soto Zen community; I'm the only Theravadan practitioner in the group.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:38 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:51 am

Greetings Monkey Mind,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:47 am

Thank you Retro and David. David, I think you posted the link that brought me here. Thank you.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby Ben » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:35 am

Hi Monkey Mind and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Monkey Mind wrote:I think I have landed with a vipassana center associated with the dhamma.org folks.

I have been practicing with these folks since 1985. If you have a spare 10-days up your sleeve, I recommend attending a ten-day course.
kind regards

Ben
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:28 pm

Thank you, Ben. I attended my first 10-day this past summer. Loved it. As a result, I am reevaluating many aspects of my dhamma practice. Maybe the quality conversations here will help me with that!

Metta, Monkey
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby zavk » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:18 am

Welcome Monkey Mind, I too have followed the approach of Goenka.
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby phil » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:53 am

Welcome, Monkey Mind. My monkey mind is happy to meet yours.

Metta,

Phil
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(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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Re: Newbie reporting for duty

Postby Monkey Mind » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:25 pm

Thanks Phil and Zavk!
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710


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