Italy and Teachers?

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paulbear
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Italy and Teachers?

Postby paulbear » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47 pm

My name is Paul and I'm very very new to Buddhism, I know that so far it's resonating with me so I'll continue. I seem to gravitate towards the teachings of Mahayana. I would like to know if anyone could recommend a Monastery or retreat center in Northern Italy (Emilia Romagna region) where I could meet with teachers and like minded individuals. It's been quite a challenge being an American trying to find a Monastery or Mediation Center do to the fact that my Italian is elementary. I really appreciate any advice :) Peace and blessings Paul

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Re: Italy and Teachers?

Postby DGA » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:08 pm

Hi Paul,

I'd start here: www.dzogchen.it even though their main center is only sort of close to you, they likely have contacts in your area.

You could also inquire here: www.tendai.eu as I know Shomon has some things going on in Italy, and if nothing else, can direct you toward some contacts.

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Re: Italy and Teachers?

Postby Astus » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:11 pm

There are some Soto Zen temples in Northern Italy: http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/tem ... .html#page

Further information on Italian Buddhist centres: http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/country.php?country_id=66
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Italy and Teachers?

Postby paulbear » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:23 pm

i want to thank you all for taking the time to help me on my quest. Bright blessings and Peace


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