YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Hi from the UK - Dhamma Wheel

Hi from the UK

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
Coyote
Posts: 845
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Location: Wales - UK

Hi from the UK

Postby Coyote » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi everybody,

I'm a young man from the UK currently living in mid Wales, and I have joined this forum for the purpose of asking a few questions and learning more about Theravada Buddhism. My questions are quite basic although I don't think they are covered in any of the introductory materials I have read. I hope my stay here is productive.
I'm not a practicing Buddhist and I don't live near any centers or temples as far as I know, but it is a philosophy that is interesting to me and makes a lot of sense on some levels.
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
Iti 26

User avatar
Bhikkhu Pesala
Posts: 3670
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:17 pm

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:01 pm

There's probably a Buddhist Centre somewhere not too far from you, though maybe not a Theravāda Centre.

Buddhist groups in , and
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

Coyote
Posts: 845
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Location: Wales - UK

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Coyote » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:16 pm

"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
Iti 26

User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5713
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby bodom » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:09 am

Welcome Coyote!

:namaste:
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/

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Ben » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:21 am

Hi Coyote 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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:51 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

I hope you get some good answers to your questions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"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

Coyote
Posts: 845
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Location: Wales - UK

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Coyote » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:25 pm

Thank you all for the kind words of welcome.
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
Iti 26


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine