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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.

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Metta,
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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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.

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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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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,
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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,

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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.

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