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steeltarrow
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Greetings all!

Postby steeltarrow » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:06 am

Hi everyone! I stumbled across Bhante Gunaratana's Mindfulness in Plain English about 2 years ago and have read and reread it several times though never started a sustaining meditation practice. About a year ago I picked up his Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, but still was never able to start a practice. Well now I am re-reading it and hoping this time I actually start something. Because of my current situation I am unable to search out a meditation group or sangha so I am hoping to be able to ask possible questions to this board or gain some pointing in the right direction if I need it. I am grateful to the creators and moderators (not to mention the contributors) for this resource and I hope to grow in my knowledge and spiritual understanding as well as my practice and become helpful to others in return.

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Re: Greetings all!

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:21 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel... I hope the community here can be of some assistance.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Greetings all!

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:18 am

Welcome steeltarrow!

:hello:

:anjali:
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Re: Greetings all!

Postby bodom » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:05 am

Welcome!

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It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Re: Greetings all!

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:27 am

Greetings steeltarrow and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
There are a few of Bhante G's practitioners here and I am sure they will only be too happy to help.
Some other resources here include the Great Meditation Challenge thread. We also have a group at insight timer.com 'Dhamma wheel meditation challenge'. I hope they are of assistance to you.
Kind regards,
Ben
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Re: Greetings all!

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:30 am

:hello:
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Re: Greetings all!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:01 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:14 am

Welcome!
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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