Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

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Sudarsha
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Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Sudarsha » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:21 pm

Hi, I'm not exactly new to either Buddhism or to the Theravada tradition. I have studied in the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah as well as Soto Zen and Tibetan Dzogchen and Mahamudra.

I began my interest in Buddhism in 1964. Theravada makes the most sense to me and I am not quite sure what else to say.

I look forward to reading your comments and sharing mine.

Sudarsha

:anjali:
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:22 pm

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Sudarsha » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:27 pm

Hi, Retro - For starters, I have a question: how do I add a picture, an avatar?

Sudarsha :anjali:
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:32 pm

:hello:

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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Sudarsha » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:43 pm

Thank you for your kind greetings and, maybe a tad red in the face, I also found where to install an avatar. If y'all hadn't put it right in front of me, I'd have seen it right away. :tongue:

:anjali:

Now to begin reading.
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:54 am

Greetings Sudarsha and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I am looking forward to your contributions!
metta

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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby zavk » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:43 am

Welcome!
With metta,
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Sudarsha » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:51 pm

Sudarsha
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:19 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Sudarsha » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:33 pm

Sudarsha
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Re: Hello from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Postby Ben » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:29 pm

Hi Sudarsha
Noproblem. You are welcome to post anywhere. We've got a couple of specialised fora in the Mahavihara Classical section which restricts the type of discussion that goes on there - check out the forum specific guidelines for more information. Modern Theravada and some of the sub-fora within General Dhamma are where some of our members present issues they have with integrating their practice in daily life or seek guidance on developing their understanding. What a lot of our members tend to do is to access the current active topics on Dhamma Wheel by clicking on the 'view new posts' link from the board index page: search.php?search_id=newposts and then join in the most recent discussion of their particular interest.
metta

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]m..


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