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Postby jwayne » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:43 am


I have been longing for a Buddhist forum for quite some time. I was a member of E-Sangha years ago.

I am reading The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh. I previously have read a dense work called The Doctrine of the Buddha by George Grimm. Thich Nhat Hanh's writing is much more accessible, howevever even the other was enough to intrigue me into Buddhism. The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings is really fantastic and opening my eyes with a fuller understanding.

I also discovered accesstoinsight.org and love the Random Sutta feature. I have joined here hoping it may also be a kind of sangha for me. I'm thankful to be here!

Oh, and here is a lecture by Bhikku Bodhi I am listening to right now! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLLnxq_MbJM)

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Postby Ben » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:08 am

Greetings Jwayne and welcome to DW!
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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:19 am

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby cooran » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel! :group:

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Postby Chi » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:04 am

Welcome friend!
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Postby bodom » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:34 am


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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Postby Paul Davy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:41 am

Greetings jwayne,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


Retro. :)
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Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:34 am


This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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