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Shanti
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Hello!

Postby Shanti » Thu May 24, 2012 5:22 am

Hi there. It's great to be here and to meet all of you. I grew up in a very Catholic home for a while with my adopted parents. I studied Buddhism after my nana gave me a book written by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. I began to meditate and read a lot of Buddhist texts. My mom is a Buddhist and she's taught me a lot about the dharma. After a lot of study on many world religions, I've found that Buddhism is the best spiritual path for me. It simplifies my life and brings me a lot of peace.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

:namaste:

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Re: Hello!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu May 24, 2012 7:17 am

Welcome Aboard!
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Re: Hello!

Postby cooran » Thu May 24, 2012 7:32 am

Welcome Shanti! :group:

If you are a follower of any of the Mahayana or Tibetan schools, you may also be interested in our sister website Dharmawheel:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hello!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 24, 2012 7:51 am

Greetings Shanti,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby Shanti » Thu May 24, 2012 8:36 am

cooran wrote:Welcome Shanti! :group:

If you are a follower of any of the Mahayana or Tibetan schools, you may also be interested in our sister website Dharmawheel:
http://www.dharmawheel.net/

with metta
Chris


Thank you for this link! I'm still discovering which school suits me best, so I will definitely give that a look.

Thank you all for the welcome. :)


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