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greetings from Peru

Postby anonimendez » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:39 pm

Hi there. i'm Ivan. I'm from Peru (South America) and reciently discovered buddhism.
I started to read about it just 2 months ago. I'm specially interested in theravada buddhism. I became interested in the the buddhist teachings, because I feel very identified with them and i'm learning the most I can and trying to apply them in my life. I usually read them from web sites, or download some introduction books, which I notice sometimes is a little bit confusing because there are lots of schools and traditions, and most information is not in my mother language (spanish), but I always prefer to read that information concerning the therevada teachings.

In my country there's no therevada temple or community, so sometimes it's difficult when you have questions you can't answer without help. So that's why I'm here, hoping I learn more from this forum, as I do from other forums, 'cause that's the only way I can get in touch with other members. Thanks so much for creating this site and hope to learn more.

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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:47 pm

Welcome Ivan!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby adeh » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:09 pm

Hi Ivan..I live in Mexico and if you are looking for Theravada stuff in Spanish try this site,
It's run by the Ven. Bhikkhu Nandisena who is the abbot of the Dhammavihara in the state of Veracruz. It has traslations from Pali, Dhammatalks, Pali and Abhidhamma courses all in Spanish. Enjoy.

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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby octathlon » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:49 pm

Bienvenido, Ivan!


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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:57 pm

Greetings Ivan,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.


Retro. :)
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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby Ben » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:02 pm

Hi Ivan
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
Many of our members live in communities isolated from a sangha.
kind regards

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Learn this from the waters:
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:11 am

Bienvenidos Ivan! I know there are Tibetan groups in Lima and I believe they have retreats in Cuzco as well but Theravada seems hard to come by although there appear to be some Goenkaji retreats in Lima this October ...

My wife's family is from Ecuador and we spent about 3 weeks in Peru two summers ago. Beautiful country you have. Anyway, I hope Dhamma wheel can help to feel a little less alone on the path. Que le pase bien! Chau!
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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby anonimendez » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:52 pm

Dear bodom, thaks for the "first" welcome! :smile:

Dear adeh, thank you so much for the link, I've reciently visited that website and I think is a great help for us who live in Latin America. Muchas gracias !

Dear octathol: gracias! :twothumbsup:

Dear retrofuturist: :anjali: and metta!

Dear ben: Yeah I hope this forum will be a useful instrument for those who live isolated from any sangha. Metta!

Dear khalil bodhi: I'm very pleased you have visited my country and had a great time. You live in Ecuador? it's very near and although is a small country there are lots of thigs to do there! Hope your're enjoying your stay in South America hehe :smile: Yeah, I think this site is helping me a lot to understand more the dhamma. When I have more knowlegde I'll probably get in touch with those groups you mention (cuzco and vispassana) que la pases excelente tambien!

well, thanks everybody, love :hello:

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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby Zom » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:36 pm

Ivan is a russian name -) How did you manage to get it? :juggling: =)

PS. I have a dhamma friend here whose name is Ivan too -) In a couple of weeks he will go to Thailand to ordain.

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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby anonimendez » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:48 pm

hi zom:
yeah, I don't really know how I got this name, you know, parental decision :shrug:
anyway, at school I used to sign Иван :tongue:

your friend ivan is very lucky, you know.


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Re: greetings from Peru

Postby Zom » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:43 pm

Yes, Иван is correct :tongue:
May be you know, but usually if your friend is Ivan, you call him "Vanya" (Ваня) -)
This is unofficial version :reading: =)

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