my name is Viriya Karuna and I am really new to the Forum world.
I like what I have seen in this one so far, so I decided to register.
I have been practicing Theravada for many years now (with the usual up and downs).
In 2004 I went to Los Angeles and took 8 vows. For some time afterwards I struggled with them, but now I feel really comfortable and plan to join the nun community in the future.
I am German, but living in Spain where there was no Theravadin Sangha until last year, when some people founded the AEBT (http://www.aebtheravada.org
- in Spanish, sorry). Now we are inviting monks (hopefully this year a nun, too) to come and teach and organize retreats.
Actually I wanted to ask you all if there is anyone who wants to come, help restaurate a little house I have in a little village near Zaragoza (north of Spain, between Madrid and Barcelona), sit and learn together, watch the animals (2 cats and 3 dogs) when I am away, perhaps learn Spanish...
So if there is anyone looking for a place to go and practice for some months or a year, just let me know.
Metta for you all,
may all beings be happy