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Hello from Ireland

Postby Slartibartfast » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:29 pm

Hello there :)

Some of you may know me from bhuddahchat.org or Bhuddism without boundaries. My name is Stephen and I have very recently joined a Samantha meditation group which i think is in teh Theravadin tradition. I havebeen reading about general buddhism for some time now and feel liek I am starting out on the path.
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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:51 pm

Hi Stephen,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Slartibartfast wrote:My name is Stephen and I have very recently joined a Samantha meditation group which i think is in the Theravadin tradition. I have been reading about general buddhism for some time now and feel like I am starting out on the path.


Would it be the Samatha Trust that you've joined? If so, that's a splendid start.

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:53 pm

:hello: Welcome.

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby clw_uk » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:00 pm

Welcom Stephen :smile:

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby genkaku » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:37 pm

Welcome Stephen. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:52 pm

Welcome!

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby Slartibartfast » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:56 pm

Dhammanando wrote:Hi Stephen,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel. :smile:

Slartibartfast wrote:My name is Stephen and I have very recently joined a Samantha meditation group which i think is in the Theravadin tradition. I have been reading about general buddhism for some time now and feel like I am starting out on the path.


Would it be the Samatha Trust that you've joined? If so, that's a splendid start.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu


They are certainly affiliated to the trust but I haven't joined the trust myself...yet :) we'll see. Like I say I've just started meditating and am having difficulty kicking back for 10 minutes lol.
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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby pererin » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:59 pm

Hi Slartibartfast and greetings from Wales!

:hello:

Tá fáilte romhat anseo (hope I got that right ...)

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:20 pm

hi Stephen
is it the samatha trust?
I think it is theravadin and know a couple of people who go to one of the groups on occasion but nothing more! :hello:
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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:40 pm

Greetings and welcome.

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby Slartibartfast » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:06 am

pererin wrote:Hi Slartibartfast and greetings from Wales!

:hello:

Tá fáilte romhat anseo (hope I got that right ...)


Go raibh maith agat :)


The group I attend is Definately a Samantha Trust group.

http://www.samatha.org/meditation/index.html

http://www.samatha.org/belfast/index.php

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby pererin » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:33 am

Hi Stephen

I too am just starting out, and have also made contact with a Samatha Trust group here in Wales.

:namaste:

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:04 am

Welcome Stephen!
Kind regards

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Re: Hello from Ireland

Postby Slartibartfast » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 am

pererin wrote:Hi Stephen

I too am just starting out, and have also made contact with a Samatha Trust group here in Wales.

:namaste:



Handy :) teh Samantha centre, where they hold their courses is in Mid-wales :) If all goes well I imagine I'll attend, but it is very early doors just now.
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