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Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby ChangingMan » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:56 am

Hi everyone, my name is Richard, and I live in the North East of England in Newcastle. I have been interested in Buddhism for a long time (15 years), and a casual attender at my local monastic community http://www.ratanagiri.org.uk(Ajahn Chah's Forest Tradition), though there never seems enough time to go as much as I would like. I am going through some big changes in life, having quit my job, and started a MSc to hopefully allow me to change careers completely. I also want to try and connect with Buddhism more and so I searched around for some online groups I could join up to and liked the look of this one. Once I find my feet in here (might just lurk for a bit) I hope to become an active member of the group, and warn you know, I can be quite verbose when I write - LOL!

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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby zavk » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:01 am

Welcome, Richard!
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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:02 am

Thank you for the intro and welcome. I hope you find Dhamma Wheel to your liking.
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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:38 am

Hi Richard
I hope you like it here. Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:00 am

Greetings Richard,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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


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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby Aloka » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:36 pm

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Welcome Richard,

I'm a geordie too ! I don't live in the NE now though.

Looking forward to having a chat when you've settled in.


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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:42 pm

Hi, Welcome, :anjali:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby msmedusa » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:01 pm

Hi there :smile:

Hello from Medusa in not so sunny Milton Keynes. :thinking:
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Re: Hello from Newcastle, England

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:16 pm

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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