Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

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Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

Postby tattoogunman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:20 pm

As the title says - anyone local to this area? I've just started learning about Buddhism and it *seems* that Theravada is the one for me. I'm trying to find out if there are any local resources open to me in the area that I may not know about. I visited a Mahayana temple this past weekend and, while informative and very welcoming, I just don't think it's the branch of Buddhism that I wish to follow.

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Re: Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

Postby PorkChop » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Might try the introductions subforum.
I know there are other Texas posters here.

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Re: Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:35 pm

I lived in that area in the 1980s. I am sure a lot has changed since then, but here is one of the good temples:

Lien Hao Buddhist Temple

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Re: Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:07 am

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
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Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
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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.
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Re: Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

Postby tattoogunman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:26 am

David N. Snyder wrote:I lived in that area in the 1980s. I am sure a lot has changed since then, but here is one of the good temples:

Lien Hao Buddhist Temple


Thanks, I wasn't aware of that one.

I haven't been to the Buddhist Center of Dallas yet, but I have been to the Dallas Buddhist Association (they are Mahayana though).

Thanks!

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Re: Anyone near Plano/Dallas/Ft Worth area?

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