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Postby Khemadhammo Bhikkhu » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:20 pm

Greetings to everyone!

My name is Phra Sander Khemadhammo. I have been ordained as a Buddhist monk since 2005, in Thailand. I look forward to discuss some Dhamma on this group.
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:23 pm

:hello:

Hi Venerable!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

We have several other ordained members here too. How fortunate we are!

Where are you from originally?

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Sadhu ! Bhante..

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Khemadhammo Bhikkhu » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:34 pm

TheDhamma wrote::hello:

Hi Venerable!

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

We have several other ordained members here too. How fortunate we are!

Where are you from originally?

:anjali:


Hello! I am from the Netherlands originally, born and raised in Amsterdam. Congratulations on this great discussion group you've got here! :smile: :smile:
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby BlackBird » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:34 pm

Welcome Bhante.

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Postby mikenz66 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:05 pm

Welcome! :anjali:

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Postby appicchato » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:11 pm

Welcome Khemadhammo Bhikkhu... :anjali:
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:47 pm

Greetings bhante,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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Postby Rui Sousa » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 pm

Greetings bhante.

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:00 am

Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:Hello! I am from the Netherlands originally, born and raised in Amsterdam. Congratulations on this great discussion group you've got here! :smile: :smile:


Thanks!

I have been to Amsterdam twice, when I was a child and another when I was a teenager when my birth family and I lived in Deutschland.

A few years ago I read the interesting life story about the Dutch member of parliament, Ayan Hirsi Ali in her book, Infidel.
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby zavk » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:39 am

Hello and welcome!
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:45 am

Hi Bhante!
Welcome to dhamma Wheel! :anjali:

maybe you have some thoughts on the training which you could share here viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2216&start=40 if you would be so kind, it isn't a specifically training orientated thread but certainly wouldn't be outside of the intention of the thread.

but on a side note I need to learn another language all these perfect non-native english speakers and writers are giving me an inferiority complex (or should I focus on my English ability first??? :juggling: :tongue: )

hope to speak to you on occassion
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Ben » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:28 am

Welcome Bhante to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:03 am

Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:but on a side note I need to learn another language ...


Pali :thumbsup:

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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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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:30 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:but on a side note I need to learn another language ...


Pali :thumbsup:


Aham saṃsandati

(I agree)

Okay, I admit I had to use the dictionary for that one, but one day I'm hoping my Pali will be good enough not to check the dictionary very often. :tongue:
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Tex » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:02 am

Welcome, Bhante.

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Postby christopher::: » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:46 am

Greetings, Bhante. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:46 am

TheDhamma wrote:
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Manapa,

Manapa wrote:but on a side note I need to learn another language ...


Pali :thumbsup:


Aham saṃsandati

(I agree)

Okay, I admit I had to use the dictionary for that one, but one day I'm hoping my Pali will be good enough not to check the dictionary very often. :tongue:


ok I don't have a dictionary!
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby Khemadhammo Bhikkhu » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:00 pm

TheDhamma wrote:
Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:Hello! I am from the Netherlands originally, born and raised in Amsterdam. Congratulations on this great discussion group you've got here! :smile: :smile:


Thanks!

I have been to Amsterdam twice, when I was a child and another when I was a teenager when my birth family and I lived in Deutschland.

A few years ago I read the interesting life story about the Dutch member of parliament, Ayan Hirsi Ali in her book, Infidel.


I see. So you are German originally?
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Re: greetings to everyone

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:22 pm

Khemadhammo Bhikkhu wrote:I see. So you are German originally?


Hi Bhante,

Not really or sort of (was offered citizenship due to being born there); my parents were stationed there with the U.S. military twice; the first time when I was 0 to 5 and the second time when I was 10 to 15 years old.
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