New and Inquiring

General discussion, particularly exploring the Dharma in the modern world.
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BabyBuddhist
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New and Inquiring

Postby BabyBuddhist » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:59 am

Hello all :smile:

I am new to Buddhism and have been reading everything I can but am wondering what would be the best way to find a teacher/mentor?

It does not have to be face-to-face, I just do not know where to begin.

I appreciate all responses and hope everyone is well.

Regards,
Rosemary

Pema Rigdzin
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Location: Southern Oregon

Re: New and Inquiring

Postby Pema Rigdzin » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:24 am

Hi Rosemary :)

Welcome to the forum. I hope you will soon find an excellent Dharma teacher and that you'll find just what you need in the Buddha's teachings. If you're comfortable telling us in what general area you live, maybe one or more of us will know of qualified teachers within a reasonable distance from you. Also, do you have any idea yet which Buddhist tradition might resonate best with you?

Brian

BabyBuddhist
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Re: New and Inquiring

Postby BabyBuddhist » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:38 am

Good Evening Brian :smile:

Thank you so much for your reply. I've been enjoying the forum this evening. I appreciate everyone who posts. It really helps someone such as myself greatly.

I live in West New York, NJ which is the general area of Northern New Jersey. I am close to New York as well.

I have been very drawn to Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism but I am very open to the study, understanding and practice to all of it.

I am open to experience all that I can learn.

Thank you again for your help and response.

Regards,
Rosemary

plwk
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Re: New and Inquiring

Postby plwk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:47 am

:hi:
I live in West New York, NJ which is the general area of Northern New Jersey. I am close to New York as well. I have been very drawn to Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism...

Main Monastery site: http://www.dharmadrum.org/
Try this: http://www.ddmba-nj.org/ddmba_NJ/default.asp
Another one in NY: http://www.chan1.org/

Others here

BabyBuddhist
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Re: New and Inquiring

Postby BabyBuddhist » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:48 am

Thank you so much.

I am investigating all of these possibilities.

Regards,
Rosemary

Heruka
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Re: New and Inquiring

Postby Heruka » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:43 am

BabyBuddhist wrote:Thank you so much.

I am investigating all of these possibilities.

Regards,
Rosemary



hello rosemary,

take small steps, and take your time.

:anjali:

good wishes to you.


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