A bow and a smile

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A bow and a smile

Postby bongrf » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:35 pm

I have been a devoted practitioner for some 13 years now. Living in a small north-central Alberta town in Canada, I have never had a local sangha. I began with on-line connections, moved onto taking part in retreats that were available in a nearby city, and eventually to making winter visits to Birken Monastery in B.C. This last fall I took the plunge and have been engaged in beginning a local sitting group. Members are mostly beginners, but I have a strong grounding in the Theravada tradition and consider that my "home". I hope to be able to engage in conversations and discussions here with others who are committed to this path and this tradition. By strengthening my own practice, I feel I best serve others, especially, right now, those new meditators attending the local group.

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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:35 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:14 am


Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:43 am

Welcome! All the best with the local group!
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: A bow and a smile

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:11 am


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: A bow and a smile

Postby Dmytro » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:38 pm

May I extend a warm welcome to you :anjali:

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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:57 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: A bow and a smile

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:47 am

Welcome !

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