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Postby Old Dude » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:12 am

Retired and living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with my wonderful wife, two cats, howling coyotes, garbage stealing bears and a neighbor who shoots off guns.
It's probably too late for me to become a bodhisattva in this existence, but its never too late to begin. :alien:
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Re: New old guy

Postby smcj » Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:53 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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"Those who study a teaching and become attached to it will become angry when they hear something that is not their teaching. Their pride and conceit will defeat them and lead them to suffering."
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Re: New old guy

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:34 am

It's never too late. I recommend you read the biography of the Mahasiddha Tantipa.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE
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Re: New old guy

Postby lobster » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:10 am

:woohoo:

:consoling: Bodhisattva activity and company will give you a new lease of life :twothumbsup:
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Re: New old guy

Postby Jikan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:02 pm

Old Dude wrote:Retired and living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with my wonderful wife, two cats, howling coyotes, garbage stealing bears and a neighbor who shoots off guns.
It's probably too late for me to become a bodhisattva in this existence, but its never too late to begin. :alien:


Welcome to the board!

You're living in one of the most beautiful places on this earth. There's a surprising amount of Dharma activity in New Mexico... the Zuni Mountain Stupa is probably not very near you, but in case it's accessible, check this out

http://www.zunimountainstupa.org/
Great River Tendai Sangha: a Tendai Buddhist community in Alexandria, Virginia, USA (near Washington, DC):

http://dctendai.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/dctendai
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Re: New old guy

Postby Luke » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:06 pm

Welcome, Old Dude!

I think that anybody who lives with bears is very cool! I love bears. :smile:

Good luck with your Buddhist path! :namaste:
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Re: New old guy

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:58 pm

Old Dude wrote:Retired and living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico with my wonderful wife, two cats, howling coyotes, garbage stealing bears and a neighbor who shoots off guns.
It's probably too late for me to become a bodhisattva in this existence, but its never too late to begin. :alien:



Only one neighbor shooting off guns, unusual for NM;) Welcome to DW, i'm from Albuquerque originally btw.
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Re: New old guy

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
from a place not too far from Area 51

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