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Hello from Okinawa

Postby xLotusx » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:57 am

Hello everyone,

I am new to Buddhism and am very glad to have stumbled onto this forum. I am currently in Okinawa, Japan in the U.S. military and feel like I have nowhere to go and nobody to talk to when it comes to learning more about Buddhism. I look forward to learning and talking with all of you!
Thanks in advance for the welcomes :D

xLotusx

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby Ben » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:13 am

Greetings Lotus and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:19 am

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby plwk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:28 am

Stuff related to Theravada in Japan 1 2 3 4
And in the directory list of Theravada based centers/temples, do note on one particular group as discussed here

And if you want to know more about other Buddhist Traditions in Japan, try the sister site here
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby John1122 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:26 pm

Welcome.

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:35 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby Alobha » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:18 pm

Welcome :smile:

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby waimengwan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Welcome xLotusx, how is Okinawa are there any Buddhist temples there ?

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:29 pm

Welcome to DhammaWheel :group:

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Re: Hello from Okinawa

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:07 pm

Welcome Lotus!

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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: Hello from Okinawa

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:52 pm

Welcome.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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