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Hello from AZ, USA

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I recently started looking at Buddhism as a path I might be interested in. The more I read the more I feel like it was meant to be! I found this forum because I was looking for a place to learn more and maybe someone to help me understand what I'm learning a little better. I am pretty shy so I figured this would be a step in the right direction! Also, If you have any book recommendations please let me know!
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Welcome. :toast:
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Sharon salzberg and Joseph Goldstein insight meditation workbook I would recommend for getting the basics of Buddhist and meditation practice
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.
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Hello there. Wish you smooth practice. :buddha1:
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megameg wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:51 pm I recently started looking at Buddhism as a path I might be interested in. The more I read the more I feel like it was meant to be! I found this forum because I was looking for a place to learn more and maybe someone to help me understand what I'm learning a little better. I am pretty shy so I figured this would be a step in the right direction! Also, If you have any book recommendations please let me know!
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Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

This is my standard recommendation for beginners:
a)Read Buddhism course. (Take about 12 hours to read and give you a good idea about the teaching)
http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/PDF_BuddhismCourse/

a) Listen to the ten lecture series by Bhikkhu Bodhi

https://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas- ... it-is.html


b)Print a copy of this Dhamma Chart and refer to it while studying Buddhism.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16785


c) Read Buddha’s Teaching by Narada. Start from chapter 15.

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf

d) While you reading texts please listen to the following Dhamma Talk by Joseph Goldstein.
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/6162/

e) Start reading Sutta.
Good starting point would be to read Bikkhu Bodhi’s “In the Buddha’s Word”
Link to the summary:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19951

Then read Sutta Central. Start from Majjhima Nikaya. https://suttacentral.net/mn
or Listen to the Sutta:
http://audtip.dx.am/tipitaka/mn/mn-eng.html

f) Last but not least practice what you learn.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”
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