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A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:19 pm

Hello everyone,

I had some problems logging in, so I've changed my username from Dazzle to Dazzlebling.

Retro has very kindly given me permission to post this request. Thank you, Retro!

I'm a female offline practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and I opened my own website in November with the help of a friend.

http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/

The group is for practitioners of the main Buddhist traditions and anyone else who's interested. My aim was to provide a friendly environment for discussion and resources which was free from the squabbles and unkindness I have been saddened to see in some internet groups (see code of conduct for more details)

I was wondering if there's anyone here who has some experience and study with offlineTheravada groups who might be able to find a little time to call in and share some of their knowledge and understanding at BWB occasionally? I have created a Theravada forum but my own knowledge has been mostly limited to reading the online teachings of the late Ajahn Chah and his pupils, which I have enjoyed tremendously.

Thank you so much for reading my message.

With kind wishes,

Dazzle
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:36 pm

....and now I'm going to explore your lovely site here!
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:18 pm

Hello Dazzle,

Nice to see you here. :smile:

Best wishes,
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:35 pm

Hello Dhammanando,

Thank you, its nice to see you too!

Kind wishes,

Dazzle
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:08 pm

Welcome! Cool name for your site. :thumbsup:
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:14 pm

Thank you very much, TheDhamma!
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:35 pm

Hi :hello:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:28 pm

Hi Manapa,
I'm in the UK too !
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:38 pm

Greetings Dazzle.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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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: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:45 pm

Greetings and metta to you too, friend Retro!
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:11 pm

Hi Dazzle

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you enjoy your time with us.
All the very best with your endeavours with BWB!
Kind regards

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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:22 pm

Hi Dazzle, I am glad to see you here! I look forward to visiting your site.

Ummm, can I plug something too?
Everyone here can feel free to drop by http://www.buddhistlounge.com anytime for an additional dharma fix :smile:

Best,
Drolma

ps. please feel free to delete this if it's not okay or in poor taste
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:42 pm

Hello Ben and thank you for your good wishes.


Hi there Drolma, its good to see you here too. You're most welcome at my site at any time you care to visit!

Kind wishes,

Dazzle
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:27 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
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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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Slartibartfast » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:01 pm

Hello again Dazzlebling!
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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:31 pm

Thank you bodom_bad_boy.

_/\_


Hi there Slarti ! :smile:

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Re: A hello and a request

Postby Aloka » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:22 pm

Is that Ajahn Chah in your avatar, bodom_bad_boy?

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Re: A hello and a request

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:27 pm

Greetings Dazzle,

Yes, that's Ajahn Chah.

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
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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