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Hello from Bristol, England.

Postby vinasp » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:30 am

Hello everyone, I am a 61 year old man living in Bristol in the UK.
I spent 10 years studying the Theravada Teachings, trying to understand them starting around 1990.
But I could not make sense of the teachings and eventually gave up.
Now that I am retired and have more time I find my interest in the teachings is returning.
Also there is now a lot of interest and activity online.
I was delighted to discover this forum which appears to be of such high quality.
I am looking forward to many interesting conversations.
All the best to everyone, Vincent.

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Re: Hello from Bristol, England.

Postby zavk » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:26 am

Welcome aboard!
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hello from Bristol, England.

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:39 am

Greetings Vincent,

An excellent time to be investigating the teachings of the Buddha!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Hello from Bristol, England.

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:45 am

:hello:

Hi Vincent!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

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Re: Hello from Bristol, England.

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:37 am

:hello: Hi Vincent,
how is down south? I'm up in aberdeen at the mo

hope to see you about!
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Re: Hello from Bristol, England.

Postby Aloka » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:02 pm

Hi Vincent,

I'm not so very far away from you, I live in London !

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

Kind wishes,

Dazzle


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