Khalil Bodhi wrote:Welcome Samuel! Please feel free to ask any questions that occur to you and let me know if I can help in any way.
My name is Samuel and I'm from México City. I'm fairly new to Buddhism, but I'm interested in learning about the different sects within it and their differences so I can find the one that suits me (or not). I've been reading mainly about Theravada, but I guess that's because I don't know much about the others.
I've also started to practice anapanasati meditation but there's not a lot of Buddhist centers or temples in México (mainly a catholic country), so I don't even know if I'm doing it right.
I guess what I'm saying is, I'm here to learn and I'll appreciate any help anyone can provide.
Greetings and welcome.
A good introduction to Buddhism in general is written by scholar Rupert Gethin called The Foundations of Buddhism.
In regards to anapanasati, different teachers have different ways of teaching it. So if you don't have direct access to a teacher, I'd recommend reading the Anapanasati Sutta and figuring out what works for you through practice. The "right" way of doing it is something you'll figure out for yourself, whether you have the personal guidance of a teacher or not.
cooran wrote:Hello Samuel,
This might be a good starting point:
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