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Postby dalailemur » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:28 pm

Very much looking forward to discussing the Dharma with my new virtual sangha! I'm a newbie-ish Buddhist in Northern Ireland. Currently reading around the different aspects of Buddhism and, after about a year, am just starting to get my head around it! I'm a regular at my local centre (NKT, there isn't much choice here, San Francisco it is not!) but am reading both Tibetan (including HH Dalai Lama) and Zen books in order to broaden my understanding.

Great to be here! :twothumbsup:
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby flavio81 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:14 pm

dalailemur wrote:Very much looking forward to discussing the Dharma with my new virtual sangha! I'm a newbie-ish Buddhist in Northern Ireland. Currently reading around the different aspects of Buddhism and, after about a year, am just starting to get my head around it! I'm a regular at my local centre (NKT, there isn't much choice here, San Francisco it is not!) but am reading both Tibetan (including HH Dalai Lama) and Zen books in order to broaden my understanding.

Great to be here! :twothumbsup:


Hello!!

You may as well check the thread where there are book recommendations.

As a very basic book i'd recommend you "The art of happiness" by the Dalai Lama, it was one of the first books on buddhism i read and it was an easy read, plus it really helps you to be a better person.

An essential book for tibetan buddhism is (in my opinion) "Cutting through spirititual materialism", written by Chogyam Trungpa. This one paints the whole picture, the whole path very clearly.
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby dalailemur » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:28 pm

Thanks for the recommendations flavio81, I'll be sure to take a look!
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby rabbit » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:24 pm

Greetings! I'm also new here.

No judgment intended but you attend an NKT Sangha and are reading books by HHDL?

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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby flavio81 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:40 pm

rabbit wrote:Greetings! I'm also new here.

No judgment intended but you attend an NKT Sangha and are reading books by HHDL?


Oh... I overlooked the "NKT" acronym. You should better research the N3w K@d@mPa Trad!t10n in depth before involving with them. Also, terms of service of the forum:

History has shown discussions about Shugden/Dolgyal on websites such as this one result in flame wars. The management has taken a decision not to allow any discussion/debate, and that means from all sides, regarding all things Shugden/Dolgyal including: Teachers, monasteries, associated organizations, images, audio/video.


So i can't say anymore on this because of the :rules: . Research them carefully.
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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby rabbit » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:06 am

I would tend to agree with Flavio.
Please be careful.
I understand there might not be a lot of options where you are but there are plenty of reputable online resources.
Many blessings to you.

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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:45 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Hello everyone!

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:10 am

Welcome "dalailemur"!

I hope your karma pans out for you soon and you have the opportunity to study with some other groups/traditions too!
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"When one is not in accord with the true view
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 everyone!

Postby kirtu » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:29 pm

Welcome! :buddha1: :namaste:

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