Huseng wrote:Visit many teachers and temples. See who you connect and feel comfortable with.
You don't have to pledge yourself to a single school or sect at the very beginning.
Nangwa wrote:Hey Leaf,
Try not to worry too much about this right now.
Go check them out, meet some people and start practicing.
You have to work with what you have in order to find what works for you so dont worry about trying both options before you make a decision.
Also, if you work with one for a while and then move on to the other that is ok too.
You are about to learn a lot about the Dharma and yourself as you start to figure this out.
Have some fun with it too!
duckfiasco wrote:If you're in a medium-big city, there's probably a wealth of centers to explore. In my area, there are way too many for me to possibly go visit. I've had to narrow it down to a 30-minute drive radius.
duckfiasco wrote:Oh jeez, that is tough. That would make it quite inconvenient to go there weekly. Do you know if they offer a weekend retreat or something similar?
I'm sure folks here will have lots of great advice on how to get a good practice going without a center nearby. Even just visiting this forum has done a lot of good for me so far Maybe we're in the age of the e-Sangha.
Maybe we're in the age of the e-Sangha.
Oh, I think we've gone past that.....
Have you read the lives of past Masters and Disciples and the lengths they would go to just for the Buddha Dharma?I am not so fortunate - in my case, getting to the closest Dharma center would mean 6-7 hours on a train, and the ticket cost stings. So, visiting a center is serious business for me!
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