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Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby rapidx » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:46 pm

Hi All,

I've been lurking on here for a few weeks. Thought I'd finally say hello.

I came across Buddhism around 5 years ago after my Mum passed away. I attended a couple of courses at the Manchester Buddhist Centre which is an FWBO/Triratna centre. I related very much to Buddhism but found it.very hard to keep attending due to a change in job. Last year I also attended a dhammakaya temple which is very local to me. I found it so very "serene" but struggled with it mainly catering for Thai people, nothing wrong with that but it did make my visits a little uncomfortable as an outsider.
Since then I've read more and more into Theravada and it does seem to call to me more so than any other tradition I've come across so far.
So this is just a big hello to everyone!

David
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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:49 pm

Welcome David!

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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby bodom » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Welcome David!

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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby cooran » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:55 pm

Welcome David! Look forward to reading your posts. :group:

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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:22 pm

There are at least two other Theravāda centres in Manchester.

The Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre Burmese Mahāsi Tradition
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The Ketumati Vihara Sri Lankan Tradition
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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:03 am

Hi David and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:23 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:21 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:There are at least two other Theravāda centres in Manchester.

The Saraniya Dhamma Meditation Centre Burmese Mahāsi Tradition
and:
The Ketumati Vihara Sri Lankan Tradition

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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:23 am

Welcome.
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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby rapidx » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:03 pm

Thank you for the welcomes everyone! and thank you for recommending the centres, I will have to check them out!
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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Hello and welcome. I also live in Manchester :)
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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby rapidx » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Nice to meet a local :-)
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Re: Hello from Manchester, UK

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:11 pm

rapidx wrote:Nice to meet a local :-)

Well, I'm an Essex boy, but I've been living in Manchester for around 10 years now. 'twill be just one more year until I emigrate back down south :)
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