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Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby gabrielles » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:33 pm

Hello (:
How is everyone. I'm a 20 year old living in Chesapeake Virginia. I will be 21 this august.

I've been forced to live a not-so-desirable lifestyle of homelessness since 2010, due to my parents abandonment. I was adopted as a child. Long story short, they do not associate with me anymore.

Since then I have picked up buddhism and it has greated enhanced my life. I've learned how to deal with suffering. I want nothing more but to keep growing spiritually.

I'm here to give advice,make wise friends , and to practice the dharma. I am seeking a guru/lama/teacher. I really want to be monk and live a spiritual life. (:If you wanna know anything just ask. I can be reached via email or any other network, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me!

I want to share experiences.

:namaste:
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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:07 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby manas » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi gabrielles

a warm welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :hello:

It's sad to hear of your troubles. Life can be very turbulent (ime also). May the Buddha-Dhamma continue to guide you to greater peace and happiness.

Hope you find this forum of assistance in your journey

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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby bodom » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:36 pm

Welcome Gabrielles!

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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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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby gabrielles » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Thank you so much :)
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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby Alobha » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:28 pm

Welcome Gabrielles!
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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:31 pm

Welcome Aboard!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby gabrielles » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:17 pm

nice to meet you all :)
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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby James the Giant » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Welcome! I want/intend to be a monk too. Exciting! The way out!
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11
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Re: Young Buddhist Seeking Teacher and Friends.

Postby gabrielles » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:50 am

James the Giant wrote:Welcome! I want/intend to be a monk too. Exciting! The way out!

I agree :) I want to escape the lies of the reality people have created for themselves in america.
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