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by Taro
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Thank you for this information and for your reply in general. I appreciate it :smile:

:namaste:
by Taro
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 14247

Re: Hello from South Africa

Thank you for your warm welcome everyone 🙏🏻
by Taro
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Thank you for your concern and well wishes 🙏🏻
by Taro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

cappuccino wrote: Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Taro wrote: … is practice in the Theravada tradition something which can be done alone?
"Theravada is like a motorcycle.

Mahayana is like a bus."

-Ajahn Sona
Very interesting quote!
by Taro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

Welcome, Taro :hello: A lot of DW members are here (at least partly) because we/they are in your position - isolated from other practitioners IRL. The forum isn't as good as a real community in some ways but it's a lot better than nothing. :namaste: Kim Thank you! Well an e-sangha is still a Sangha...
by Taro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

if there’s no Sangha in my home country, is practice in the Theravada tradition something which can be done alone? Sure. Of course you have to rely on teachings and interpretations which originate from others, but there are e.g. a lot of online resources. There isn't that living teacher/guru cult t...
by Taro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: From Mahayana to Theravada

@simsapa I'm not sure what you mean by "theistic type worship". There is no creator god in any school of Buddhism. Deity practice is much more profound than "theistic type worship". The bigger issue here is why you would make vows and take on responsibilities, only to then "become weary" of the fund...
by Taro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Theravāda for Beginners
Topic: From Mahayana to Theravada
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

From Mahayana to Theravada

Hi all, I’m very new to Theravada, I’ve been a Buddhist for almost a decade in the Mahayana tradition, mainly the Tibetan Vajrayana lineage. Here in South Africa there are no Theravada centres or temples or any presence that I know of. There are many Mahayana centres, mainly Zen and Tibetan. I took ...
by Taro
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Africa
Replies: 6
Views: 14247

Hello from South Africa

Hello everyone, glad to be part of this e-Sangha!

:anjali: