I'm male 39 years of age, hailing from Yorkshire in the UK, and have been interested in Buddhism for approximately the last 10 years.
I've read several books on the subject and have learned from Buddhist forums and chat rooms as well as other online material. I've been meditating for around 5 years and have slowly built up the amount of time I spend on it, although I admit I lack discipline in this area as I sometimes miss days.
I live in a small town where there are no Buddhist centres or temples, and so unfortunately I have no teacher. I intend going on retreats in the very near future, where i can learn more about the practice of the Dhamma (in particular the most skilful way to practice Vipassana) and of course I hope I can learn a lot from this forum.
I look forward to meeting and conversing with you