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Hey Hey Hey!

Postby Nilasarasvati » Wed May 22, 2013 12:22 am

Sorry I didn't introduce myself sooner. I guess I didn't realize I wanted to become a "regular" and things are swiftly moving that way. So I should.

My name is Cory and I'm from Utah. The Mahayana made a really deep impression on me when I was a lonely and depressed gay teenager and it only took ten years of buffet-table spirituality, a horrible experience living on Mount Wudang in China, and an encounter with an African-American Lama for me to stumble onto (And off of) the path.

I took refuge about a year and a half ago and practiced with the sangha in Salt Lake City, UT before moving back to central PA. I miss my sangha a lot and think that discussion here is a good way for me to keep the teachings in mind, although I'm worried my ego is enjoying it way too much :thinking:

Like many other obsessed fangirls, I am in love with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (not really romantically, but it might as well be). Hope that's not obnoxious.

I plan on attending the summer shedra with Khandro Rinpoche and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche this year and hope to meet more sangha there.

my refuge name is Kunkhyen which means all-knowing; I only tell you this because I think my teacher gave it to me sort of sarcastically; I definitely have Hermoine Granger syndrome (Insufferable Know-it-All). Please knock me down a peg if you see this happening. Thank you Johnny Dangerous for already doing so :cheers:

Thank you and good night!
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Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Postby Adamantine » Wed May 22, 2013 1:06 am

Nilasarasvati wrote:Sorry I didn't introduce myself sooner. I guess I didn't realize I wanted to become a "regular" and things are swiftly moving that way. So I should.

My name is Cory and I'm from Utah. The Mahayana made a really deep impression on me when I was a lonely and depressed gay teenager and it only took ten years of buffet-table spirituality, a horrible experience living on Mount Wudang in China, and an encounter with an African-American Lama for me to stumble onto (And off of) the path.

I took refuge about a year and a half ago and practiced with the sangha in Salt Lake City, UT before moving back to central PA. I miss my sangha a lot and think that discussion here is a good way for me to keep the teachings in mind, although I'm worried my ego is enjoying it way too much :thinking:

Like many other obsessed fangirls, I am in love with Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (not really romantically, but it might as well be). Hope that's not obnoxious.

I plan on attending the summer shedra with Khandro Rinpoche and Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche this year and hope to meet more sangha there.

my refuge name is Kunkhyen which means all-knowing; I only tell you this because I think my teacher gave it to me sort of sarcastically; I definitely have Hermoine Granger syndrome (Insufferable Know-it-All). Please knock me down a peg if you see this happening. Thank you Johnny Dangerous for already doing so :cheers:

Thank you and good night!


Welcome Cory! I've already been appreciating your voice in the mix :cheers:
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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha
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Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Postby Ayu » Wed May 22, 2013 7:56 am

Hey :smile:
This must be a case of thought transference, because just 11 hours ago (means 10:00 p.m. in Germany) i was searching for your introduction...
:twothumbsup: Welcome,
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From beginningless time, are suffering,
What can we do with (just) our own happiness?
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Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed May 22, 2013 8:40 am

Welcome Cory! Interesting tale!

Khandro Rinpoche is 100% worth the effort, if she can't kick your ass along the path nobody can!

Hope you are finding what you need here at Dharma Wheel.
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Postby Jikan » Wed May 22, 2013 1:15 pm

Hi Cory, Welcome to DharmaWheel!

If you don't mind me asking, are you familiar with this group in SLC? I've been interested in their activities since they came up in the now-infamous martial arts thread.

http://urgyensamtenling.org

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Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Postby Nilasarasvati » Wed May 22, 2013 2:21 pm

Thanks for all of the welcomes!

I'm sure Khandro Rinpoche will kick my ass along the path, too. I'm sort of terrified :P

As for the group in SLC, yes--I'd say I'm very familiar with them, their style, and the Gonpa they have. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
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Re: Hey Hey Hey!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 23, 2013 11:19 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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