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klasikos
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Hello from Louisiana

Postby klasikos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi everyone,

I am a 25 y/o male from Southern Louisiana. I have a B.A. in International Studies and I'm currently working on my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. I've been very interested in Buddhism since a teenager and have done a fair share of meditation through my own personal practice. I've sat in on Shambhala and Vipassana groups here and there, but I definitely don't have a formal commitment to any tradition (yet). I look forward to getting to know everyone here and to learn and share with you all!

-Klasikos
-Klasikos

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:hello:

Good luck with the studies, sounds like a good field you are getting into.

:buddha1:

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby klasikos » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Thanks, David! I do think it is a good field! I am also quite interested in the relationship between Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, so that topic might come up at some point on a relevant board.
-Klasikos

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! Look forward to seeing your posts around the forums. :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby bodom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:44 pm

Welcome Klasikos!

: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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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby waimengwan » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:32 pm

Welcome, looking forward to your sharing.

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Re: Hello from Louisiana

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:37 am

Greetings Klasikos,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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)

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