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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.

Joe

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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby Virgo » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:27 pm

Welcome Joe.
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Re: Greetings from Canada

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

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

Welcome to DW!
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Re: Greetings from Canada

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

Welcome Joe! :group:

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Re: Greetings from Canada

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:41 pm

Greetings Joe,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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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!

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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


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