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KealaKC
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Aloha from Cali

Postby KealaKC » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:06 pm

Hi, My name is Keala and I'm in rural northern California. I've been privately practicing more on the line of Theravada Buddhism for about a decade now. I have never joined with other Buddhists, since there are none I know of in this area. I have much to learn, and have been absorbing as much information online as I can :)

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:24 pm

Welcome Keala!

:anjali:
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: Aloha from Cali

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:07 am

:hello:

Aloha!

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:10 am

Welcome Keala!
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: Aloha from Cali

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:33 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:13 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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:15 pm

Greetings Keala,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby KealaKC » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:31 am

Ty everyone for a warm greeting :D

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby demann » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:11 am

Keala:

Where in Northern California. I am currently in Northern California also.

Thomas

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby waimengwan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:28 am

Welcome.

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby Buckwheat » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:32 pm

Welcome, I am also from rural nor cal. I live in Amador County. I'm sure you will enjoy dhammawheel.
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby marc108 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:43 pm

Welcome. Where in Cali are you?
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby polarbear101 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:58 pm

Welcome aboard!

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Aloha from Cali

Postby SarathW » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:06 pm

:hello:


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