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Hello from TN

Postby buddhanature615 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:39 pm

:buddha1: Hello everyone. d
My name is John and I've been a Buddhist since 2005, but began again to be a practicing Buddhist5again (there's a big difference as you probally know!) this past year. Took refuge in 2005 with the Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and his brother Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche. I'm so fortunate to have stay connected to the Dharma and to be able to have lots of time for practice and study. This seems like a mature Dharma forum and I hope to connect, discuss, and learn from other Sangha members of the Triple Gem.

John "Pema Dorje" S.
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Nilasarasvati » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:01 am

Welcome John! Feel free to throw yourself into some conversations ...you'll soon find the ignoramuses like me, the scholars, and the yogis to be really interesting :D
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:04 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel John! Whenever you feel comfortable join the fray! :smile:
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Simon E. » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:53 am

Hello John and welcome... :namaste:


( psst ... whats TN ? )
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby mandala » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:41 am

Hiya John,

Welcome aboard the good ship, dharma wheel!
Look forward to chatting.

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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Adamantine » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:01 pm

Welcome to DW John! I am sorry for the loss of your teacher, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. He was really a good one.

I am glad to hear you are back to practice. The great masters display impermanence for us to shock us awake to the reality of our own impermanence, and to get a fire under our butts to practice constantly. We can be so thick though, huh? In this degenerate age, time seems to run faster and our demons of distraction loom larger.

I hope you will find solidarity and inspiration among the members here to cut through obstacles to practice and understanding..

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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:06 pm

Simon E. wrote:Hello John and welcome... :namaste:


( psst ... whats TN ? )
Tennessee, I guess?
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:40 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Simon E. » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:00 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:
Simon E. wrote:Hello John and welcome... :namaste:


( psst ... whats TN ? )
Tennessee, I guess?

Oh right..thanks... :namaste:
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby lobster » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:54 am

I've been a Buddhist since 2005


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Hi
It is a long time to be anything . . .
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Hope you tell us about your practice. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby buddhanature615 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:43 am

Simon E. wrote:Hello John and welcome... :namaste:


( psst ... whats TN ? )


Thank you. It means Tennessee, where I'm located. :namaste: to you too!
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby buddhanature615 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:52 am

Adamantine wrote:Welcome to DW John! I am sorry for the loss of your teacher, Venerable Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche. He was really a good one.





Thank you. Yes he was very precious and I'm so blessed to have had a chance to receive his blessings and teachings. Impermanence and this brief life does indeed cause one to dedicate more and more time to practice. Thanks for the welcome. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby Simon E. » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:15 am

buddhanature615 wrote:
Simon E. wrote:Hello John and welcome... :namaste:


( psst ... whats TN ? )


Thank you. It means Tennessee, where I'm located. :namaste: to you too!

Forgive an ignorant Brit... :smile:
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Re: Hello from TN

Postby zerwe » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:17 pm

Welcome. I am a UT Alum and lived in East TN for several years.
Kinda miss the place.
Shaun :namaste:
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