Another new guy

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
User avatar
The Salamander
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:36 pm
Location: Utah

Another new guy

Postby The Salamander » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Been stumbling down the path for about 2 years now, piecing things together as I go along. Started off with an interest in Zen, delved into the golden age Chan and Sanlun of China, went on into Madhyamaka and have now settled into where I feel I should have began: a Thai Forest Theravada perspective based around the teachings of Thanissaro Bikkhu.
I requested books from Metta Forest Monastery and have been digging into Thanissaro Bikkhu's Dhamma talks for the last few months and am finally feeling like things are coming together. I'm here hoping to find true dhamma friends to discuss the path with and to learn what I can from those who have gone forth before me.

Virgo
Posts: 1266
Joined: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:52 pm

Re: Another new guy

Postby Virgo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:21 pm

Welcome Salamander!

May you find true Dhamma friends...
Kevin

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 8060
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Another new guy

Postby cooran » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:40 pm

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 ---

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 8677
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Another new guy

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:54 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:thumbsup:

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 4779
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Another new guy

Postby bodom » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:15 pm

Welcome salamander!

: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

User avatar
retrofuturist
Posts: 15479
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Another new guy

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:30 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

User avatar
The Salamander
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:36 pm
Location: Utah

Re: Another new guy

Postby The Salamander » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:45 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :) I'm sure there will be much good learning to be had here.

With Metta,
Salamander

User avatar
Ajisai
Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:25 am

Re: Another new guy

Postby Ajisai » Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:38 am

Welcome ! :smile:

User avatar
Still Searching
Posts: 129
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:28 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Another new guy

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:06 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel friend.
Please enjoy your stay.

Metta

:namaste:
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Siddhārtha, Gautama Buddha


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine