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Greetings from NY!

Postby Fai » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:16 am

Hello everyone, my name is Britt and very recently I adopted the Buddhist philosophy and started meditating. I identify as a Buddhist Atheist and I was always interested about Buddhism, albeit I don't know too much about it unfortunately. I'm mostly interested in Tibetan and Chinese Buddhism as I am very into the Chinese culture and I have no idea which school of Buddhism I would fall under.

I decided to join the forum so I can learn more about this philosophy I took on as a lay buddhist and to change into a better, peaceful person and sharing stories with others. I have a lot of questions and I'm excited to join this forum. :D
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Re: Greetings from NY!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:24 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings from NY!

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:28 am

Welcome!

Theravada is a type of Buddhism that is not practiced much in China or Tibet, except for perhaps southern areas that border Theravada countries. But we hope that the Buddha's teachings, whether in our tradition or in another, help you develop in wholesome ways!

Do let any of us know if you have questions - feel free to post threads and I'm always around to be PM'd too.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta

Stuff I write about things.
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Re: Greetings from NY!

Postby cooran » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:23 pm

Welcome Fi! :group:

with metta
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---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: Greetings from NY!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:00 pm

Welcome Fai! :group:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Greetings from NY!

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:29 pm

Welcome Britt!

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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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