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 Post subject: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:09 am 
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Hello everyone :) It's a pleasure to meet you all.

I'm 65, and new both to Buddhism and to this forum. Unfortunately, I have no teacher available, as I live in a very rural area, and because of many health issues, traveling is very difficult. I wish a teacher was in my near future, but there are none currently within my reach, so I will have to do the best I can for now.

I do, however, have the blessings of the written word, and am devouring anything I can lay my hands on. Currently I'm reading books written by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, as well as scouring other resources online, and now I've found this forum :) This website is a life ring flung at a drowning person. Now, I will have at least some discourse with other believers.

Forgive me, but I may lurk a while, until I get my 'sea legs'. I'm having difficulty learning all the titles..other languages were never my strong point, and also, my mind isn't as sharp as it used to be. :shock: I'm lucky if I can remember where I put my glasses, or retain the names of people I've recently met, so you can imagine what words like Mahayana and Varjrayana do to me. I pray you'll be patient with my stumbling.

Thank you

LC


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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:44 am 
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Hi LC. I hope you find DW a helpful support. :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:11 am 
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Welcome to the forums. I'm new here too so I guess it's nice to know I'm not the only one. :) If you want I can help you scavenge for material online XD But I'm not sure if they were meant to be post online or not.

Anyway I hope to see you around the forums, and hope you find a teacher eventually.


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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:55 pm 
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Welcome aboard! I'm still getting my "sea legs" too. There's a lot of information to read here and enjoy! :namaste:


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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Welcome to Dharma Wheel LittleCat and don't be afraid to ask questions, we will try as hard as possible to oblige with answers!
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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
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Welcome LittleCat! :hi:

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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:58 am 
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Hi LC,

Welcome to the forum. May it be a support in your Dharma path.

Also, not sure if you have ever seen this, but here is an online directory (helpful for locating Dharma communities/centers, etc for most traditions)
World Buddhist Directory

I believe there are aspiration prayers that may help in finding a teacher as well. If you are interested in this, I'll be happy to track some down for you.

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 Post subject: Re: New on both counts..
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:16 pm 
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LittleCat wrote:
traveling is very difficult.


:namaste:

We can usually find the dharma within more than without . . .
Always good to have companions keeping the wayward, such as myself on the straight and narrow :smile:

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