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Hello from Romania

Postby d_ignat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:28 am

Hello everybody,

I'm a lay buddhist from Romania and there is no real life theravadin Sangha around here :)

I discovered Buddhism a few years ago and I read a lot about many buddhist schools and traditions. This way I found out the Theravada is most appealing for me. There are a few other Buddhist groups in my country, but none of them is from Theravada tradition. I built a web site and I tried to translate some buddhist materials in Romanian language, so that Buddhist teachings will be available for more people in my country.

I'm very happy to discover this Theravada forum and I hope I'll find out many beautiful things here.

Metta,
Dan
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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:51 am

Hi Dan
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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:58 am

Hi Dan
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
I hope you like it here!
kind regards

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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby Stephen K » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:38 pm

Hi from your Bulgarian neighbour!

I can see Romania from my street in my hometown (Lom).
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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:05 pm

welcome welcome welcome..

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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:07 pm

Welcome Dan.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby d_ignat » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:49 pm

Thank you for so many welcomes :)
Also a special hello for Stefan from Bulgaria; we are neighbours, though I live 500 km away from the southern border :hello: I'm always happy to find out about buddhist people in eastern european countries.

Thank you again for your warm welcome.
With Metta,
Dan
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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:41 pm

Greetings Dan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby vitellius » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:02 pm

Hello from your northern/eastern neighbor!

It seems that Theravadin community starts appearing here in Ukraine...

Goenka's Vipassana courses were quite popular in Ukraine (about 600 students each year!), - but Eastern European Vipassana students generally don't count themselves as Buddhists.
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Re: Hello from Romania

Postby zavk » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:59 am

Hello! hope you find something useful here.
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Hello from Russia

Postby Alexei » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:34 pm

Hello from Russia :smile:

There are several Theravada groups, including Thai Vihara in Saint-Petersburg, but Buddhism here is but an embryo. Seemingly, there is rigorous social attitude yet.

Have a nice day!

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