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Dallas
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Hi everyone!

Postby Dallas » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:26 am

Hello everybody! I'm Dallas. I'm 29, was raised Christian, but it never settled well with me. My father is a preacher, and the expectations of my family were that I would also become a Christian minister. I enrolled in seminary, and a couple of months in couldn't find any faith to continue. I spent the next 10 years after that with no faith, but a lot of anger at religion in general. A couple of years ago I discovered Buddhism, and the concepts resonated with me, but it's only recently that I've begun to seriously follow the Eightfold Path and practice meditation.

I'm hoping these forums will help me connect with a sangha I am currently lacking. I'm moving to Bangkok, Thailand in 5 days, so hopefully that situation will improve soon, but I'd still like to have an online community to share wisdom with.I hope to know many of you before it's over, so please welcome me to your community.
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Re: Hi everyone!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:15 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hi everyone!

Postby Paul Davy » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:41 am

Greetings Dallas,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Yes - I find it's good to have both a physical and online Sangha to the extent that is possible, as both can provide support/engagement/assistance in different ways.

Unfortunately I find it difficult to maintain regular contact with a physical Sangha due to geography, but if you're in Bangkok, you will have no such trouble!

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Hi everyone!

Postby bodom » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:13 pm

Welcome Dallas!

:anjali:
“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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