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Greetings from Chicago

Postby resident » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:18 pm

I recently began a modest practice and read Chogyam Trungpa's The Sacred Path of the Warrior, and I'm eager to explore these ideas further.

I've skimmed some of the wide-ranging discussions here and I like what I see.

I only know that I know nothing.
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Re: Greetings from Chicago

Postby resident » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:49 pm

As someone with a limited, secular background, I appreciate any tips on how best to get started and what to look into first.

Forgive me if/when I insert my foot in my mouth.
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Re: Greetings from Chicago

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:02 pm

Welcome resident. I would recommend you read Walpola Sri Rahulas "What the Buddha Taught". It doesn't get more basic than that (without being overly simplisitc either). He is a Theravadan but the issues he addresses in the book: four noble truths, karma, noble eightfold path, dependent origination, etc... are common to the great majority of schools/traditions of Buddhism.

Also, given you are in Chicago, I imagine there would be a wide range of Buddhist schools available there. Go check them out until you come across one that goes "click" for you. Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. If you are treated with scorn for asking dumb questions then leave. ;)

Good luck on your search and I hope we can be of help to you here at Dharma Wheel.
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"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Greetings from Chicago

Postby lowlydog » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:49 am

Welcome resident, :hi:
I second the advice and book suggested by Greg.
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Re: Greetings from Chicago

Postby icylake » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:43 pm

welcome resident :hi:
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Re: Greetings from Chicago

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:41 am

:hi:
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Re: Greetings from Chicago

Postby Jikan » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:37 pm

Hi, Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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