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Tentative Hello...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Sun May 03, 2009 10:29 am

Hi all...

I have just joined this forum having had a dreadful experience at the hands of eSangha. Banned for merely asking a question about the Dalai Lama - not an inflammatory one I hasten to add. :cookoo:
I hope this forum will give me the opportunity to exercise some religious freedom and help me with my practice.

Metta... :namaste:
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 03, 2009 10:42 am

Greetings and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Also, in case you didn't know, we now have a Mahayana/Vajrayana version of Dhamma Wheel at...

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... so feel free to ask your HHDL-related questions there!

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Ben » Sun May 03, 2009 11:43 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel BBreath!
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby zavk » Sun May 03, 2009 11:52 am

Hello Beautiful Breath, may you find this forum useful.

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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Cittasanto » Sun May 03, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Fede » Sun May 03, 2009 2:28 pm

Nice to meet you! Welcome!!
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Journey » Sun May 03, 2009 2:47 pm

Beautiful Breath wrote:Hi all...

I have just joined this forum having had a dreadful experience at the hands of eSangha. Banned for merely asking a question about the Dalai Lama - not an inflammatory one I hasten to add. :cookoo:
I hope this forum will give me the opportunity to exercise some religious freedom and help me with my practice.

Metta... :namaste:


Welcome here.
Beautiful Breath if you are member myotai with the same avatar, you have not been banned at eSangha.
Your status there shows active. :smile:
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby Beautiful Breath » Sun May 03, 2009 4:37 pm

Welcome here.
Beautiful Breath if you are member myotai with the same avatar, you have not been banned at eSangha.
Your status there shows active. :smile:


Yep that was me! I am too new here to get into trouble so I wont bore you with the details but suffice to say I have a record of the farce that has ended up with me being well and truly bound and gagged - despite what others can see on there about my status; I cannot read my PM's, nor replies to posts I have made/subscribed to.

I was having (what I thought) was a private discussion with one of the moderators via PM's and as she clearly didn't like my questions suspended me. I'd understand if I had kicked off but it was only a question for goodness sake :shrug:

Anyway, it got uncomfortable and was not what I expected from a 'Buddhist' forum so I am happy to have nothing more to do with them. All in all quite a sinister experience really, left my skin crawling a little!

ps. Just to put anyone reading this minds at rest I am NOT in the habit of creating problems at all...I don't think we have enough time for all that nonesense. So thanks for the welcomes and here's to a long and fruitful membership :hello:
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby genkaku » Sun May 03, 2009 5:46 pm

Welcome BB. Hope you find something useful here.
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Re: Tentative Hello...

Postby BlackBird » Mon May 04, 2009 5:00 am

Welcome my friend.

Things are peaceful here, hope it is to your liking.

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