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Hello from Germany

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Claudia
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Hello from Germany

Postby Claudia » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:57 pm

Hello everybody on this board,

I discovered the "Dhamma Wheel Group" on Facebook and I was told about the board here.
So I feel happy to be able joining in here, too.

My name is Claudia and I live in Fuerth, Germany (next to Nuernberg).
I got in touch with buddhism the first time (in this life ;) ) in 1987 - it happened during a visit at the Sanzen-In-Temple in Japan and I was only 17years old then.
It was a long way for me to go.

For further 17 years, I felt my heart was beating "buddhistic", but I grew up in the christian tradition.
I dealt many years with the christian religion, but I felt more and more the Dhamma inside.
In 2006, I found a small and nice Mahayana Group in the City where I live. I confessed to Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha in 2006.
Many years I felt very well and happy in this group that became like a small family to me. I found wonderful friends who gave me a lot support, especially in difficult times (and they still do).

Last year, many things happened and I got very unexpected in touch with a Theravada Community not far away from here.
Although, I felt on the "right place" in the Mahayana Group I felt completely "at home" when I met the Theravada Community. At the moment, I do not want to extend it - but since this time, I feel a lot of peace inside, although there is a lot of challenge in my life.

Some private things about me:
I am married since 1991. My husband and I adopted our eldest daughter in 1999 in Africa and we care for a disabled foster girl.
I am working part time for a family-and-education-center: I support temporary families to disburden for example single or disabled mothers in the houshold or to care for (disabled) children. I enjoy my little job and I love to work together with the families I am supporting.


That's about me for the moment - please excuse my mistakes in English. It's always a little challenging to write in another language than in my native language.
Many greetings from

Claudia

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bodom
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:13 pm

Great introduction Claudia, welcome!

: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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Vardali
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Vardali » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:43 pm

Herzlich willkommen, Claudia

:twothumbsup:

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Ben
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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:21 pm

Hi Claudia

I'm glad you made it over here to Dhamma Wheel from our facebook page!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel and I look forward to your contributions.
kind regards

Ben
“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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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:47 am

Greetings Claudia,

Welcome to (the real) Dhamma Wheel!

:buddha2:

Glad you made it over, and thanks for the introduction.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Claudia
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Location: Fuerth, Germany

Re: Hello from Germany

Postby Claudia » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:55 am

Thank you very much for your welcomes. I feel happy to be here! :anjali:
Many greetings from

Claudia

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Re: Hello from Germany

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:11 am

Hello Claudia,

Welcome! Hope you enjoy DhammaWheel. :group:

with metta
Chris
---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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