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:
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: 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).

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

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 am

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