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mindfulmaniac
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Hi from the UK

Postby mindfulmaniac » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

I am a 40 something who lives in the UK. In my 20's I lived in a FWBO community for a couple of years then went on a pilgrimage to Nepal / India. On returning I ended up living as a long term lay person at Amaravati near Hemel Hempstead where I met the Theravada tradition.

Meditation has always been a struggle, but now after 20 years of rocky practice it is bearing fruit. I suffer less, understand more and on occasion am even at peace with the process. :)

I look forward to becoming part of the Dhamma wheel community.

May all beings be free from suffering

Dave

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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:59 pm

Greetings Dave,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:00 pm

mindfulmaniac wrote: then went on a pilgrimage to Nepal / India.


:thumbsup:

Meditation has always been a struggle, but now after 20 years of rocky practice it is bearing fruit. I suffer less, understand more and on occasion am even at peace with the process. :)


:thumbsup:

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:09 pm

Welcome Dave.

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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