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!