I have been nibbling at the edges of this site for a couple of weeks, randomly surfing the various posts with gratitude for hooking up with some like-minded homeless brothers and sisters with a shared appreciation for the dhamma. I have been a meditator in the theravada tradition for something like thirty years but aside from several retreats at IMS in Barre, MA have never really settled with a teacher or sangha for any length of time. Most of my practice is spent in daily meditation, reading from works of dhamma teachers, and journaling (a most helpful exercise in mindfulness).
It was through my reading that I discovered the Abhidhamma and the various studies and commentaries that I was led to this site. The Buddha recognized that different personalities responded to different teaching methods, and for whatever reason the abhidhamma resonates with me. I look forward to listening and sharing wisdom that this most excellent practice brings to us.
May all beings be happy; may all beings live in safety and joy...