I am a new member of this forum. I used to be a member of E-sangha quite some time ago. I posted there under the name zenbrain. I left out of frustration over the way certain things were done there. But I am happy to have found this forum.
I have not formally identified as Theravada, but if I did identify with any one school it would probably be that. I respect all Buddhist vehicles and non-Buddhist contemplative traditions, finding many points of interest, but reading the Pali canon feels like "home" to me. My primary meditation practices are vipassana and metta, which I have been doing on a dedicated basis for several years.
I am a student of Shinzen Young, and my other major influences include Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Ajahn Chah, S.N. Goenka, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Guy Armstrong, Bhante Gunaratana, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Jack Kornfield, and Bhikkhu Payutto (in no particular order, although Buddhadasa is at the top of the list).
"Dispositions of the mind, like limbs of the body, acquire strength by exercise." --Thomas Jefferson
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