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Greetings from Bangkok

Postby Dennie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:12 pm

Hello:
Just found this forum and I am looking forward to being a contributing member.
I am on holiday in Bangkok (have been here for almost 3 weeks). I flew here from Baghdad, Iraq where I work but Texas is home.
I have been interested in Buddhism for many years but my holiday here and meeting some phenomenal people has deepened my desire to know more about and practice the belief.
Today I went to a meditation class and received so much peace and knowledge and it has only whetted my desire to learn more.
Thank you for allowing me to share your place and hope to learn more from the knowledgeable individuals that call this home.
Peace and Love :anjali:
Dennie
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Re: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:17 pm

Welcome Dennie!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:40 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby bodom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:14 pm

Welcome Dennie!

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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: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby Caraka » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:20 pm

I love Bangkok :-)

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby cooran » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Welcome Dennie! Hope to see more of your posts around the forums. :group:

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Re: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:42 pm

Greetings Dennie,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Greetings from Bangkok

Postby waimengwan » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:21 pm

Love bangkok making lots of dana to lots of monks. Welcome Dennie!
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