EmmaMicaela wrote:I am struggling to find a way. I have no known Buddist community where I live and the internet is vast and confusing. Is there a suggested reading I should start with?
I found the following to be very helpful when starting out...Good Question, Good Answerhttp://www.buddhanet.net/qanda.htm
In fact, Buddhanet also has a decent-sized Beginners Library, which is very good too.
If you have any questions about anything you come across, don't hesitate in bringing your questions back here, and we'll endeavour to help.
“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)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)
"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)