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possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby Darkrein » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:33 pm

Hey, my name is Rein (or Evan if you prefer) and I have been developing a strong passion for the message of Buddhism. The idea that my suffering can be dealt with, even slightly, is a message that really resonates with me. So yeah, it's nice to meet you and i hope to have some interesting conversations with you guys.

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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby Matt J » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:05 pm

Hi, Rein! Welcome to the board.

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If only there is no picking or choosing
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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby DGA » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:44 pm

Hi Rein, Welcome to DharmaWheel. I hope you find what you seek.
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

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

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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby lobster » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:33 pm


much to read, hope you find some suffering reducing tips

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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby ClearblueSky » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:19 pm

Long Island, my old home! Welcome.

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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:59 am


I came to Buddhism from a similar place.
It saved my life.
Or rather, I didn't know I had any options other than depression and suicide until I read "Mindfulness in Plain English" by Henepola Gunaratana.
That was several years ago.
I never knew life could be so interesting, or that I was capable of love and patience.

I hope you find similar relief from your suffering.
Dharma Wheel is so supportive and has been instrumental in my "rehabilitation" :)
See you around! :group:
Amitabha, Amitabha, Amitabha!
The moment when myriad thoughts are flying around in confusion is precisely the time to do the work. The more you gather your mind in, the more it scatters. The more it scatters, the more you gather it in. After a long time the work becomes pure and ripe, and false thoughts naturally do not arise. -- The Pure Land Teachings of Master Chu-Hung

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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby Adamantine » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:48 am

Welcome to Dharmawheel Rein!
Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: possible buddhist- Long Island Ny

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:33 am

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