Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

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SitavanaJLO
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Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby SitavanaJLO » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 pm

I am a Theravada Buddhist from the interior of BC, near Birken Forest Monastery and Kamloops, BC. I joined the Buddhist Group on MyFitnessPal.com and linked here from a post by a fellow member. How wonderful to find these online communities for those of us somewhat isolated from large centres. Our sangha is relatively small and has monthly gatherings with Ajahn Sona. He is going into a year of silent retreat so we will be with him in spirit as we practice. There is a huge library of dhamma talks on the Birken.ca website as well. Looking forward to exploring this site and expanding my knowledge and practice. I welcome contact and send metta to all beings. (MWF, 2 daughters, 1 grandson, meditation & fitness teacher, retired social worker, artist, organic gardener, country dweller in paradise mountain retreat with partner and poodle and koi.) :buddha1:

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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:28 pm

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

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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:36 pm

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:43 pm

:hello:
“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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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby Reductor » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:16 pm

Hello. :hello:

I've long meant to visit Birken, but seldom go over mountains.

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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:17 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby cooran » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:43 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

with metta
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:22 am

Hi SitavanaJLO and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I'm glad you read my invite at MFP and made it across.
I look forward to getting to know you better and reading your contributions.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hello from Beautiful British Columbia! Metta to U!

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:55 am

Welcome on board.


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