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Hello from the UK

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

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.
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Re: Hello from the UK

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

Greetings Frances,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


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.

Retro. :)
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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


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.
"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: Hello from the UK

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

Welcome Frances!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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