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Hello!

Postby MarkM » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:54 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm from Pennsylvania (USA), just outside of Philadelphia. I am 47 years old, a recovering catholic (Agnostic).... I have been lost for sometime, and wanting very badly to find my inner most self. I have always been interested in the Buddhist "religion", and just recently out of nowhere saw a picture on my Facebook news feed that said, when you are ready, your teacher will present him/herself. Funny thing, I have a new neighbor that moved in just a few days prior, and one day I we saw each other and started to talk..... He is a Zen Buddhist! This was my sign, and now I am actively learning (practicing) Buddhism. I am excited, and I hope to glean a lot from this group. :thanks:

~Mark
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Re: Hello!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:21 pm

Welcome MArk! I hope you find what you're looking for!
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: Hello!

Postby Hickersonia » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:32 pm

Well met, Mark,

Interesting how life throws such happenstances our way. Maybe it is a sign, maybe not, but you are welcome here all the same.

You may also find our sister site www.dharmawheel.net helpful, the community more geared toward the the Mahayana (including Zen) facet of Buddhist practice.

Of course, I'm sure there is plenty for you to learn here too so don't be shy. :)

Be well, friend!

:namaste:
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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:29 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello!

Postby cooran » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:05 pm

Welcome Mark! :group:

With metta,

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---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: Hello!

Postby Ajisai » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:40 am

Welcome :group:
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