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Dorjé Samten
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Hello from UAE

Postby Dorjé Samten » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:34 am

I am a French nyingmapa practitionner living in Abu Dhabi. Happy to join dharmawheel.
If anybody knows about buddhists in Abu Dhabi or UAE, let me know.
Thank you

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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:51 am

Welcome Dorje Samten! I hope you find what you are looking for!
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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby Sherlock » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:38 pm

Welcome! Do you encounter any difficulties in your practice there? In terms of actual practice or ordering items?

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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby Dorjé Samten » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:23 pm

No, absolutly no. I ´d just like to meet other buddhists and maybe a sangha.
Concerning my practice, i meet regularly my master when I come back to Paris and I receive weekly his teaching through skype.

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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby waimengwan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:43 pm

Welcome to DW

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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:38 am

:hi:
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
I heard there were quite a few Buddhists there during the better economic times when the UAE was constructing many skyscrapers all over. Many of the workers came from Sri Lanka so for a time the "percentage" of Buddhists in UAE was over 5% which is quite high for a Muslim nation. Now the numbers are probably much lower, though.

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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby Dorjé Samten » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:36 pm

Most of the workers are coming from India or Pakistan, christians or muslims.
What I am loking for is maybe a small community or individuals practicing buddhism. I hope somebody living in Abu Dhabi will read this!

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Re: Hello from UAE

Postby relay » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:19 am

Welcome from New York, US.

peace,
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