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Svadhyaya
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Hello from North Carolina!

Postby Svadhyaya » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:37 am

I have been a practicing Buddhist for several years, but always at home since my town has no sangha or temple. This is the first time I have ventured online to find a Buddhist community and I am hoping to learn and gain some new insights. I love to read and practice, but my social experience when it comes to sharing my faith is quite pitiful.

I am happy to be here!

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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:06 am

Greetings Svadhyaya and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby Dallas » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:52 am

Welcome to the Dhamma Wheel! I lived in S. Carolina for 6 years, so I feel you on the lack of a sangha. There's not much in the area, and even less in the Theravada tradition. The internet can be a great spiritual resource to help you on your path, and I wish you the best of luck :smile:
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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:47 am

:hello:
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby cooran » Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:52 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:46 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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John1122
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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby John1122 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:27 pm

welcome.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby waimengwan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:57 pm

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:42 pm

Welcome!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:21 am

Greetings Svadhyaya,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
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