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Greetings from Canada

Postby Joe33060 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:21 pm

Hi my name is Joe I recently move to Montreal from Florida were I spend for many years. I work in medicine for twenty years, also did security work. I am interested in vipassana meditation now. I became Buddhist about eighteen years this was a gradual process I did some research as to what I was comfortable with, and resulted in the Therevada practice . I like to travel I have been southeast Asia many times. I hope to learn more in discussions about the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha and noble truth also meditation practice.


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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:55 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby Hickersonia » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Well met, Joe! :) :anjali:

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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:35 am

Welcome to DW!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:43 am

Welcome Joe! :group:

With metta,
---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: Greetings from Canada

Postby Paul Davy » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Greetings Joe,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby Still Searching » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:10 am

Welcome to our community, we're pleased to have you join us. :group:

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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby bodom » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:00 am

Welcome Joe!

This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty. Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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