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Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby tattoogunman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:33 am

I found this board via Dharmawheel.org and it seems that my tendency for Buddhism is going to rooted in the Theravada tradition. Anyone else on here near to where I am by any chance?

Thanks :twothumbsup:
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Re: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby bodom » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:00 am

Greetings from San Antonio!

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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: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:51 am

Welcome friend! Please do post topics if you have any questions. The whole "Discovering Theravada" forum is super helpful. Also ffeel free to PM me as well and I can at least point you in the direction of someone who knows something.

I hope your stay is fruitful!
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 Plano, TX

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:04 am

Greetings tattoogunman,

:guns:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby Tex » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:48 am

Greetings, fellow Texan!

Try this link:

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.ph ... =theravada

I tried using Plano as the keyword but nothing came back. But there are 5 Theravada locations in Dallas if you're willing to drive a bit...

Welcome!

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Re: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:49 am

Howdy!
UT-Arlington and UT-Dallas alumnus here
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Re: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:10 am

:group: Welcome TG!

Looks a nice hometown!:
http://www.plano.gov/

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Re: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby tattoogunman » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:51 pm

Tex wrote:Greetings, fellow Texan!

Try this link:

http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.ph ... =theravada

I tried using Plano as the keyword but nothing came back. But there are 5 Theravada locations in Dallas if you're willing to drive a bit...

Welcome!

:buddha1:


I found some in the area, but I've only found two of them that have English language classes and one of those is Mahayana. I'm going to try to go one tonight since it's the only night they offer an English language class (www.watdallas.com ). There is another one about 45 minutes from me that I want to visit next week because they are part of that relic tour that is going around.
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Re: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby waimengwan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:34 pm

Welcome tattoogunman!
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Re: Greetings from Plano, TX

Postby Gentle_heart » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Hello, fellow Planoite. :smile: Glad to see someone else on the journey!
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