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Hello from South East England.

Postby Hundovir » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:58 am

Hello there!

I'm trying (once again) to develop a practice. I live reasonably near Cittaviveka - a monastery in the Thai Forest tradition - and have visited a few times. I have also recently been reading Sayadaw U Jotika's "A Map of the Journey" which I'm finding remarkably refreshing and down-to-earth.

The "once again" above refers to about thirty years of on/off contact with the dhamma. I'm not exactly Mr. Committed!

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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:16 am

Welcome Hundovir! You are very fortunate to live close by too such a well respected forest monastery. Take advantage of it!

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In sitting meditation stay with that ‘which knows’ everything. Don’t try to go to objects. Let the objects come to you. Try not to react to objects. Whatever arises — greed, aversion, pain, itchiness, metta, likes or dislikes etc. — watch with equanimity, without getting involved, without clinging to it. Stay in the middle path.- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Welcome to DW!
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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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:40 pm

Welcome.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

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

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:51 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:05 pm

Welcome Aboard!
“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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Hello from South East England.

Postby GraemeR » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:28 am

Hundovir wrote:Hello there!

I'm trying (once again) to develop a practice. I live reasonably near Cittaviveka - a monastery in the Thai Forest tradition - and have visited a few times. I have also recently been reading Sayadaw U Jotika's "A Map of the Journey" which I'm finding remarkably refreshing and down-to-earth.

The "once again" above refers to about thirty years of on/off contact with the dhamma. I'm not exactly Mr. Committed!


Welcome aboard,

I went to both Chithurst and Amaravati when I lived in the south east of England. Chithurst is set up mainly to train monks, there are more activities at Amaravati, if you can get there.

Graham

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Re: Hello from South East England.

Postby Hundovir » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:16 pm

Thanks very much for the welcomes. :)


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