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timmy113
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Postby timmy113 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:06 pm

So I am currently in deployed and am in an area that doesn't have access to a buddhist center and have a ton of questions. I don't have a teacher. I just want to know where to start. I have done a ton of reading on the internet, was stationed in Korea, and am eager to learn. I feel like the internet has a lot of good information but weeding through it is making things very hard and frustrating. PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Postby ball-of-string » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:46 pm

I like www.Buddhanet.net , it is a great clearinghouse of info for the beginner.

Are you drawn to a specific tradition? Or is it all foreign to you?

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Postby timmy113 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:39 pm

Being in Korea I was drawn to Zen and have been reading a lot about it. The website I looked at (corny as it seemshttp://www.howtopracticezen.com/ne ... ngzen.html) talked a lot about present moment awareness meditation. It was very easy to follow and gave good information.

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Postby timmy113 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:54 pm

But I am open to all suggestions. Just looking for somewhere to start.

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Postby DGA » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:28 pm

Lots of material relevant to an American reader with an interest in Korean Zen here:

http://www.kwanumzen.org/teachers-and-t ... g-library/

keep scrolling & clicking through the pages, there's a lot of material there.
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

https://www.academia.edu/25482900/WHAT_ ... _OF_STRESS


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