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Hi I'm new!

Postby ShanYin » Tue May 13, 2014 6:39 am

Hi! My name is Aaron. My Dharma name is Shan Yin. I got this name after a refuge ceremony and taking refuge vows at a Chinese Mahayana Temple in Vancouver. It means compassionate cause. I am an old veteran member of newbuddhist.com, but felt I don't have alot of common ground with most of the threads that are posted there. Also, I think that the Theravada school is right for me, with all deep respect I have for other schools. I have been on a retreat at a Theravada Hermitage, one month long. I struggle with mental health issues and am starting to hope I can overcome it.

I have just started meditating again, doing refuge and reciting precepts. What rocketed me into Buddhism was the book "Dharma Punx" by Noah Levine. Although at the start I felt like I got it, Buddhism for a while to me was a faith belief system.

I have come to this forum because I like to read, I like to learn, and I like encoutering like minded people.

Let's have fun! :)

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Postby cooran » Tue May 13, 2014 6:43 am

Welcome to DhammaWheel Aaron! :group:

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue May 13, 2014 7:23 am


Nice to see you here too.


You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.


Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....

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Postby mikenz66 » Tue May 13, 2014 7:59 am

Welcome ShanYin!



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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 13, 2014 10:03 am

Welcome Aaron!
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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Re: Hi I'm new!

Postby ShanYin » Tue May 13, 2014 11:27 am

Thank you :)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 13, 2014 3:18 pm

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!


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Postby Mkoll » Tue May 13, 2014 9:49 pm

Welcome to the forum, Aaron.
Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world; by non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is an eternal law.
-Dhp 5

sabbe sattā sukhi hontu :smile:

Courage can only be cultivated in the face of fear.

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