A hello and a request

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Aloka
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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,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
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First hermit: Still there’s one thing about being a hermit, at least you get to meet people.

Second hermit: Oh yes! I wouldn’t go back to public relations.
— Monty Python, The Hermits


(I shall be offline from 27th June until November)

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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:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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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 Paul Davy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:38 pm

Greetings Dazzle.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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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

Ben
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
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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!

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It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

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Re: A hello and a request

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

Hello again Dazzlebling!
He who formerly was wreckless and afterwards became sober
brightens this world, like the moon when freed from clouds

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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 Paul Davy » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:27 pm

Greetings Dazzle,

Yes, that's Ajahn Chah.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)


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