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Hello, all!

Postby Xearo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:19 pm

I've been lurking this forum for a little while - I thought it time to make an account and introduce myself.
I'm one of the lucky few who had the opportunity to study Buddhism in depth as a major part of an A-level at sixth form. I fell in love with it - the fundamental teachings, the stories, the traditions, the debates between schools etc. Prajnaparamita and Shunyata vs. Abhidharma literature was one of my favourite discussions, but I recently stumbled onto this forum when researching (out of personal interest) warrior monks and how they justified their acts. Buddhism quickly became integrated into every part of my life - this was 3 years ago, and I am now studying Psychology at university. I find overlapping themes in Buddhism and science/psychology itself fascinating - I particularly enjoy the fact that mindfulness therapy is starting to be incorporated into NHS hospitals!

I'm used to replying to threads on other forums made by people who have many misconceptions about Buddhism or who don't know very much about the religion, so I find the idea of being part of this forum both exciting and slightly intimidating - despite knowing that you're all lovely. I've never had much opportunity to involve myself in any sort of Sangha, so I'm looking forward to spending some time here. :)

Thanks for taking your time to read, I hope to meet you all in some way soon. :)
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Re: Hello, all!

Postby purple rose » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:26 pm

Hi Xearo, :smile:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.

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Re: Hello, all!

Postby Dechen Norbu » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:22 pm

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Hope to see you posting soon!
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Re: Hello, all!

Postby Thug4lyfe » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Xearo wrote:A-level at sixth form. soon.

6 form? Ya from New Zealand brah?
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Re: Hello, all!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:58 am

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Hello, all!

Postby Xearo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:17 am

Thanks for the welcomes, guys. :)

Food_Eatah wrote:6 form? Ya from New Zealand brah?


Nope, studying in England! Born and bred in the south-west.
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Re: Hello, all!

Postby Thug4lyfe » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:15 am

Xearo wrote:Thanks for the welcomes, guys. :)

Food_Eatah wrote:6 form? Ya from New Zealand brah?


Nope, studying in England! Born and bred in the south-west.

OIC! I guess in NZ we still use some of da same system as the mother land!

I guess u didn't visit us for the Rugby World Cup?
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Re: Hello, all!

Postby Xearo » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:45 pm

Food_Eatah wrote:OIC! I guess in NZ we still use some of da same system as the mother land!

I guess u didn't visit us for the Rugby World Cup?


Haha, you never hear Americans refer to England as the motherland. Spoils the kinship with 'em. :P
Naw, if only I had that sort of money. That's the sorta thing everyone here wants to go see, but the flights are crazy. And damaging to the environment etc. ;D
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Re: Hello, all!

Postby do_not_zzz » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:42 am

Xearo,

Namaste, welcome to Dharma Wheel. Thank you for your thoughtful introduction! Looking forward to your posts!

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