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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,

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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

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:

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Re: Hello from North Carolina!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:46 am

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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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


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 North Carolina!

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:21 am

Greetings Svadhyaya,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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