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Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby dontaskme » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:57 pm

Hello everyone, I am quite new to Buddhism, I've been drawn to it ever since stumbling upon a blog claiming that one could transcend introversion through meditation. Although overcoming this will be an on-going battle, I have noticed immediate benefits and have had some interesting experiences through meditation. Over the past few months I have been picking up various methods and learning what I can online, albeit with no real structure. :D I'm hoping to find some guidance with the practice and share what I can.

Posting this feels like officially taking refuge in the Three Jewels!

Thank you all,
Stephen
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby Indrajala » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:52 am

Welcome!

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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby lobster » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:12 am

dontaskme wrote:Posting this feels like officially taking refuge in the Three Jewels!

:twothumbsup:

An unofficial and warm welcome :anjali:
OK intro over . . . hope you will dive right in :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby KeithBC » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:58 am

Welcome. I became a Buddhist while living in Moose Jaw, so I can relate to the isolation.

Om mani padme hum
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:35 am

I became a Buddhist while living in Moose Jaw...
You used to live in a Moose Jaw? And here was me thinking Milarepa was cool hiding in a Yaks Horn! :tongue:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel Stephen, hope we can be of some assistance to you!
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby floating_abu » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:47 pm

Welcome Stephen
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby lowlydog » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:08 pm

Another canuck, :hi:

Welcome fellow hoser, :cheers:

Please tell me your last name is Harper.
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby KeithBC » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:30 am

gregkavarnos wrote:
I became a Buddhist while living in Moose Jaw...
You used to live in a Moose Jaw? And here was me thinking Milarepa was cool hiding in a Yaks Horn!

We used to say it was named for the wrong end of the moose. :shock:
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:21 am

:hi:
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby waimengwan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:00 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby Jikan » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:45 pm

Hi, Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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Re: Hello from small town Saskatchewan

Postby relay » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:23 am

Welcome from New York, US.

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