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 Post subject: Greetings from Chicago
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:18 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:49 pm 
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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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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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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:49 am 
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Welcome resident, :hi:
I second the advice and book suggested by Greg.


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welcome resident :hi:


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