Greetings from Minnesota

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alex.derringer
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Greetings from Minnesota

Postby alex.derringer » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:36 pm

My name is Alex and I'm a Computer Science major :geek: at a university in southwest Minnesota, USA. I have been moving towards Buddhism for a while now, but have only recently become more interested in studying and practicing seriously. I'm glad I found this forum and hope to learn a great deal from being able to discuss my questions with others. I'm not usually one for introductions, so I'm not sure what else to say besides hello. :)

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:42 pm

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:44 pm

Welcome. Southwest MN? Marshall?
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:45 pm

Welcome aboard Alex! :hello:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:10 am

Hi Alex,
And welcome to Dhammawheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby alex.derringer » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks for the kind greetings everyone. :)

tiltbillings wrote:Southwest MN? Marshall?


Yeah. I'm a senior at SMSU in Marshall.

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby cooran » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:54 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby bodom » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:22 pm

Welcome Alex!

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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Re: Greetings from Minnesota

Postby 3ball » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:33 am

Alex, Have you had a chance to visit Bhante Sathi in Mankato? He's a great teacher! I'm with the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center.


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