I came across this forum by chance. I assume it's a branch off from e-sangha. I am trying as always to wean myself off the internet (because of the time I waste at places like Youtube) but am confident that the day will come when I use it exclusively for Dhamma discussion, which the Buddha taught is absolutely essential for developing understanding. I look forward to discussing with you all and for forming valuable Dhamma friendships, though it will mostly be now and then for me, for the time being.
As for the personal stuff, I'm a 48 year old Canadian ESL teacher living in Japan.
I hope that every time I post it will be accompanied by a wish for the wellbeing of everyone in this sangha and all beings.
(so I don't have to write "metta" every time!)
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)