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bodhihead
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Good Evening

Postby bodhihead » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:02 am

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...

Bodhihead

:namaste:

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Ben
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Location: kanamaluka

Re: Good Evening

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:22 am

Greetings bodhihead and welcome to Dhamma WHeel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Kim OHara
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Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Good Evening

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:23 am

Welcome, bodhihead :hello:
I'm sure you will find plenty to interest you here - we have quite a diverse membership.
:namaste:
Kim

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bodom
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Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Good Evening

Postby bodom » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:25 am

Welcome bodhihead!

:anjali:
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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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cooran
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Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Good Evening

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:38 am

Welcome bodhihead! :group:
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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