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Postby nobodhi » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:24 pm

Living in San Francisco Bay Area, where I facilitate a small weekly free drop-in mindfulness practice group; we've completed the meditations in The Blooming of a Lotus, and are now exploring metta, & soon we'll delve into the Anapanasati & Sattipathana. We meet at a center near the sound of the waves.
Upāsaka in the Tiep Hien Order (the Order of Interbeing).
Livelihood = writing, speaking, teaching.
Current focus theme = chronic illness/wellness; also a day/month for prison dharma.
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my online name is an allusion to a poem by Emily Dickinson :

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you - Nobody - too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Dont tell! they'd advertise - you know!

How dreary - to be - Somebody!
How public - like a Frog -
To tell one's name - the livelong June -
To an admiring Bog!


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Re: bowing in

Postby cooran » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:51 pm

Welcome nobodhi! :group:

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: bowing in

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:58 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

When I saw this thread and your username, my first question was going to be 'how did you pick such a username?' but see you have already answered that. :tongue:
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Re: bowing in

Postby BlackBird » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:29 am

Heyo. Welcome to Dhammawheel. Look forward to reading your contributions :)

with metta
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

Nanavira Thera's teachings - An existential approach to the Dhamma | Ven. Bodhesako's essay on anicca
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Re: bowing in

Postby Ben » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:25 am

Hi nobodhi and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

Sayagyi U Ba Khin

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global Relief
UNHCR Syria Emergency Relief AppealTyphoon Haiyan Relief AppealKiva: (person to person micro-finance)

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