Hello from England

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Sam Vara
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Hello from England

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:43 pm

I have just discovered this site and thought it looked very interesting and welcoming. I live in southern England and have been practicing in what I hope is a Theravadan tradition for the past 15 years. I am lucky enough to live near the monastery called Cittaviveka (Forest Sangha, in the tradition of Ajahn Chah). I attend once or twice a week for meditation and puja. There is also a small group of us who meet once per week for meditation and a talk.

I hope everyone who reads this is well and happy, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

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bodom
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Re: Hello from England

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:45 pm

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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Ben
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Re: Hello from England

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:25 am

welcome samvega.
Great username!
“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 England

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:48 am

"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

PeterB
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Re: Hello from England

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:18 am

Welcome...

Are you by any chance related to Johnny Vega (s) ?
:smile: :anjali:

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Ytrog
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Re: Hello from England

Postby Ytrog » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:34 pm

Welcome :group:

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Aloka
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Re: Hello from England

Postby Aloka » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:13 pm

Welcome Sam !

I'm also from the UK and go to Amaravati Forest Tradition monastery whenever I can.


:anjali:

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Sam Vara
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Re: Hello from England

Postby Sam Vara » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:27 pm

Nice to meet you all - thanks for coming over to greet me!

Alas, PeterB, I am not related to Johnny. Check out my user name (without the gap) in Pali, and you will see why I chose it. Plus the fact that I am vegan, so it sort of fits.

Aloka, we may well have met at a retreat or somewhere!

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Re: Hello from England

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:45 pm

Yes I did get it Sam.... :twothumbsup:


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