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Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

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Bunjers
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Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

Postby Bunjers » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:09 am

Hi everyone, I've already posted a few things but I thought I'd just introduce myself a little here.
I'm Ben from a small town surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Wales. I attend a Triratna Buddhist Community Centre in Cardiff twice a week, a meditation night and 'Sangha night' (meditation/puja/discussion.) There are no vipassana/Theravada groups in my area, but I have been very interested in Theravada practice for a while, and I feel I have a heart connection with it, my 'spiritual home.' Especially since I attended a weekend retreat with Bhante Aj. Sukhacitto at Amaravati at the end of last year.
I am a religious studies student, which is nice because I get to study Buddhism as part of that.
My interests include Pali chanting, music (mainly classical guitar) walks in the country and of course meditation :smile:

Thanks for having me :anjali:
Gāravo ca nivāto ca, Santutthi ca kataññutā, Kālena dhammasavanam, Etam mangalamuttamam :anjali:

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Re: Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:10 am

Hiya Ben.

:hello:

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

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Re: Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:11 am

Greetings Ben 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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Re: Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

Postby Aloka » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:41 am

Welcome Ben. I live in the UK and have been to Amaravati on a number of occasions to see Ajahn Sumedho. It's an excellent place!

:anjali:

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Re: Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

Postby PeterB » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:54 pm

Croeso Ben...
:anjali:

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Re: Hello from Ben, S. Wales, UK

Postby bodom » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:08 pm

Welcome Ben!

: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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