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FrancesB
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Hello from the UK

Postby FrancesB » Tue May 29, 2012 5:47 am

Hi,
I've been interested in Buddhism for a long time, but my practice and dedication have been haphazard as I have also explored several other philosophies and religions. I have serious health problems and a fulltime job which makes my participation in our local sangha (The Forest Hermitage) difficult. I am hoping that the Dhamma Wheel will work as a type of sangha for me and look forward to meeting you all.
Metta
Frances

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby tiltbillings » Tue May 29, 2012 5:59 am

Welcome. i hope that we can be of help to you.
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There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam
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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 29, 2012 6:16 am

Greetings Frances,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

FrancesB wrote:I am hoping that the Dhamma Wheel will work as a type of sangha for me and look forward to meeting you all.

This is actually quite common, for whatever reason. In my case it's a lack of a local Theravada community, amongst other things.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"When we transcend one level of truth, the new level becomes what is true for us. The previous one is now false. What one experiences may not be what is experienced by the world in general, but that may well be truer. (Ven. Nanananda)

“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

Never again...

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby cooran » Tue May 29, 2012 6:37 am

Welcome Frances! :group:

Look forward to reading your posts.

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Chris
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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 29, 2012 5:34 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 pm

Welcome to DW! :hug:
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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby Maitri » Tue May 29, 2012 7:42 pm

:namaste: Welcome to the forum, Frances. May you find the support and fellowship you seek.
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whatever exquisite treasure in the heavens,
does not, for us, equal the Tathagata." SN 2.1

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Re: Hello from the UK

Postby bodom » Tue May 29, 2012 8:16 pm

Welcome Frances!

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah


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