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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Aloka
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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
November 28th 2016: I will be offline for the foreseeable future.

:spy:

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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:
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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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. :)
"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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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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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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:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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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 retrofuturist » 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

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)


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