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Buckwheat
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Hello all.

Postby Buckwheat » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:03 am

Howdy,
I read Siddhartha by Herman Hesse about 12 years ago because my high school English teacher was trying to save me from a downward spiral. It seems to have worked, because since then I searched lots of religions, settled on Buddhism a while back, and then practiced at a Zen temple for about six months before moving back to Sacramento, California and now I attend a multi-disciplined Buddhist sangha. I have since fallen in love with the Thai Forest tradition as espoused on Access to Insight.

I came to Dhamma Wheel because I have a long range goal of teaching the Dhamma, and I figured this would be good practice for understanding where a person is coming from, helping where I can, and sharing my own path with others. More than anything, I hope to learn some things that I can take to the cushion and turn into calm, wise, love. I'm excited to find this new venue to explore!!

Thanks,
Scott
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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retrofuturist
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Re: Hello all.

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:05 am

Greetings Scott,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

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

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bodom
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Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hello all.

Postby bodom » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:07 am

Welcome Scott!

:anjali:
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/

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David N. Snyder
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Re: Hello all.

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:44 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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cooran
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Re: Hello all.

Postby cooran » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:32 am

Welcome Scott :group:

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

lawphotog
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Location: Sunderland, UK

Re: Hello all.

Postby lawphotog » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:11 pm

welcome to the forum

nice to know you

with metta,

laurence

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manas
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Re: Hello all.

Postby manas » Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:35 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

Buckwheat
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Re: Hello all.

Postby Buckwheat » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:09 am

Thanks, everybody. I am really enjoying this forum. Seems like a great vibe, and all participants should take pride in it.
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.


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