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Postby Glenn » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:08 pm

As a long time lurker at ES and here, I've decided to finally sign up for Dhamma Wheel. Here in Minnesota, we're a bit spoiled for choices as to how we want to practice Buddhism. Minneapolis has the second largest Tibetan population in the US with a center in each tradition. It also has Soto Zen centers run by Dharma heirs of Dainin Katagiri (including Steve Hagen).

But I have decided that I wanted to practice in the Therevadin tradition because it speaks to most to me. I am grateful to have such a wonderful and helpful resource available to me.

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Re: Hello

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:22 pm

Hi Welcome

A big warm welcome from Tasmania!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel! In a place where you have such a surplus of choice, it is heartening to know that you think very highly of our small community here at Dhamma Wheel!
I am looking forward to your contributions.
Metta

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Re: Hello

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:49 pm

Greetings Glenn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Hello

Postby thornbush » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:21 am

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Re: Hello

Postby phil » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:23 am

Hey Glenn

Welcome on da Wheel! :smile:

Metta,

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Re: Hello

Postby Dhammanando » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:13 am

Hi Glenn,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Best wishes,
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Re: Hello

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:55 am

Hi Glenn

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hello

Postby Rui Sousa » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:39 am

:hello:

Welcome.
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