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Minnesota USA

Postby 3ball » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:08 pm

I'm a Buddhist out of Minnesota USA. I study with Bhante Sati at Triple Gem in Mankato, but my center is the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center. I have a Buddhist blog at simple sutras.wordpress.com. I'm also a composer. You can hear some of my music at www.mooneast.com. Glad to be here!
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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby bodom » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:40 pm

Welcome 3ball!

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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: Minnesota USA

Postby cooran » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:28 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:30 am

Welcome!
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: Minnesota USA

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:40 am

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:56 am

Greetings 3ball,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
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)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:04 am

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby Ben » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:30 am

Greetings and welcome!
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: Minnesota USA

Postby waimengwan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:23 pm

Welcome 3ball!
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