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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.
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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.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

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

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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. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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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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.
May all beings be well, happy, calm, and at ease.
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Re: Hello from the UK

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

Welcome Frances!

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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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