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Greetings

Postby tonyc » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:31 am

Hi.

Firstly, let me say I'm so pleased to have found this forum :anjali:

Secondly, a little about me. I've been a practicing Buddhist since 1996 with my journey taking me to Dharamsala, India to spend 6 months teaching Tibetan refugees (including the monastic community) English while immersing myself in both the Indian and Tibetan spiritual culture. While not the Theravada tradition, my greatest reward was being present in the company of HHDL.

It's actually only since that part of my journey that I realised that my heart found a home in the Theravada tradition.

I am also an avid Vipassana practitioner and have a deep interest in the practical application of Buddhism in modern mental health programs particularly relating to the treatment of anxiety and depression.

I'm here because I want to further explore my desire to move into the next stage (which feels quite natural to me now) of Ordination.

Namaste and be happy :buddha1:
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Re: Greetings

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:37 am

Greetings Tony and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Like you, I am a dedicated Vipassana practitioner.
I wish you all the best for your ordination plans.
With metta!

Ben.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Greetings

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:39 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Greetings

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:31 pm

Welcome!

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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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Re: Greetings

Postby rowboat » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:51 pm

I'm here because I want to further explore my desire to move into the next stage (which feels quite natural to me now) of Ordination.


Hi, Tony. Welcome to DhammaWheel!

You've come to the right place. At DhammaWheel there are several bhikkhus (and bhikkunis?) and a lot of detailed, well-considered advice for those who are considering ordination.

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Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Re: Greetings

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:33 am

Welcome Tony :group:

With metta,
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