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 Post subject: Italy and Teachers?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47 pm 
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My name is Paul and I'm very very new to Buddhism, I know that so far it's resonating with me so I'll continue. I seem to gravitate towards the teachings of Mahayana. I would like to know if anyone could recommend a Monastery or retreat center in Northern Italy (Emilia Romagna region) where I could meet with teachers and like minded individuals. It's been quite a challenge being an American trying to find a Monastery or Mediation Center do to the fact that my Italian is elementary. I really appreciate any advice :) Peace and blessings Paul


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 Post subject: Re: Italy and Teachers?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:08 pm 
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Hi Paul,

I'd start here: www.dzogchen.it even though their main center is only sort of close to you, they likely have contacts in your area.

You could also inquire here: www.tendai.eu as I know Shomon has some things going on in Italy, and if nothing else, can direct you toward some contacts.

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 Post subject: Re: Italy and Teachers?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:11 pm 
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There are some Soto Zen temples in Northern Italy: http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/tem ... .html#page

Further information on Italian Buddhist centres: http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/country.php?country_id=66

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 Post subject: Re: Italy and Teachers?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:23 pm 
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i want to thank you all for taking the time to help me on my quest. Bright blessings and Peace


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