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hello from greater manchester

Postby 31082905 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:47 pm

Hi,

Just wanted to introduce myself. My names paula and i am a 32yr old female. very new to all this though have always had an interest, had a moment of clarity whislt meditating the other day that this was my path so eager to find out all i can. Hope to talk to you all soon

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:58 pm

Welcome Paula. :smile:

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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 greater manchester

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:25 pm

:hello:

Hi Paula,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

Interesting user name! I don't think we have another user name that is all numbers.

Congrat's on finding the Dhamma recently!

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:03 pm

Greetings Paula,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:15 am

Hello Paula.

I'm also living in Greater Manchester (near Worsley). Are you a Manchester local or a migrant like me? It's great that there are others interested in the Theravada nearby!

Have you ever heard of (or met/studied/practiced with) the Samatha trust? They have a building near Didsbury but I can't remember specifically where... maybe Chorlton? Anyway, there's a rather nice shrine room there with a very interesting motif on the walls. I'm been a few times but it's a bit of a distance for me so I tend to practice at home.

There is also the Manchester Buddhist Centre (FWBO / Triratna Buddhist Order (?)) near Shudehill. Don't let the FWBO label scare you off, they have a very well stocked library open to the public and two shrine rooms, one of which you can use throughout the day. Also, they run meditation classes (I found these very useful!).

You probably know about these already, but if not I hope I've been helpful. Do you know of any other Buddhist meeting places in the local area?

Anyway, welcome to Dhammawheel :). I hope you benefit from this place as much as I have/do :)

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:25 am

I hope she's got better taste in Manchester bands than you, Mawkish!

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:38 am

Probably, because I don't like that much Manchester-grown music :P now thrash on the other hand...

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:15 am

Hi Paula

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards

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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby zavk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:19 am

Welcome Paula.
With metta,
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Re: hello from greater manchester

Postby PeterB » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:23 am

Hello Chuck. I married a Mancunian. She made a man of me.


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