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Postby uptuyou » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:18 am

Hello fellow practitioners. I started meditating out of desperation in 1998. I suffered from cluster headaches
so bad Demerol wouldn't cover them up. I live in the rural mid-west and basically just bought a book on meditation and began experimenting. The headaches went away shortly afterward never to return. That was just a bonus! My life has changed dramatically since then.
I've tried many different types of meditation but settled on vipassana for whatever reason. It really doesn't matter now.
I don't even really know why I'm here other than to share & learn with others on the path. I don't know anyone personally that meditates at all; so this may be a good venue for me. I picked up a copy of Tricycle magazine the other day. It is a worth while read it seems.
I practice mindfulness whenever I remember and I have reverted to doing one thing at a time anymore; paying more attention to what is unfolding in the moment. I don't read and eat, work and listen to the radio (I work alone) etc.
I just keep working at becoming!

gus
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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:18 am

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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

S. N. Goenka ( http://www.dhamma.org/ ) cured his headaches with vipassana (meditation) as well. There are some here who have been to his world-famous 10 day retreats.
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Postby cooran » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:05 am

Hello uptuyou,

Welcome!

Lots of us came to the Dhamma via meditation to relieve some form of either physical or mental suffering. Probably the majority of us.

So - you're in good company.

Enjoy the list.

metta
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Postby retrofuturist » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:08 am

Greetings Gus,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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


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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:12 am

Hi Welcome to dhammawheel
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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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