YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Hello from Manila - Dhamma Wheel

Hello from Manila

Introduce yourself to others at Dhamma Wheel.
goldentara
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:52 am

Hello from Manila

Postby goldentara » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:00 am

Hello everyone,
I am hoping to connect to Buddhist worldwide and in the Philippines.
Metta :sage:

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:02 am

Hi Goldentara and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
Guy
Posts: 762
Joined: Fri May 22, 2009 4:05 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby Guy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:04 am

Welcome aboard! I hope this site helps you feel more connected to the global Buddhist community.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:07 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

From your username, I'm suspecting you may also have an appreciation for Mahayana and/or Vajrayana Buddhism, so be sure also to check out ...

Dharma Wheel (Mahayana and Vajrayana forum)
http://www.dharmawheel.net/index.php

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

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 10648
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:41 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
Image




User avatar
bodom
Posts: 5713
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:19 am

Welcome! You‘ve come to the right place.

: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/

User avatar
Cittasanto
Posts: 6524
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Ellan Vannin
Contact:

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:20 am

Hi & Welcome to Dhamma Wheel


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

goldentara
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:52 am

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby goldentara » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:37 am

Although my user name makes me appear a "Mahayanist", I actually lean more towards the Theravada tradition. I adopted that name after the most significant pre-Spanish colonial Buddhist artifact in my country - the Golden Tara of Agusan, a 24-karat 6-inch figurine dating back to the Sri-Vijaya period, the longest dynasty in South-East Asia. The Sri Vijaya rulers of Indonesia practised Buddhism with a Vajrayana strain. They built the famous Borobudur, the largest Buddhist monument in the world. Right now, Buddhists account for only 2% of the national population, and out of that small percentage, maybe only 1% is Theravadin. I think I will like this site. I used to lurk in e-sangha, mostly in the Theravada section. I still do occasionally. I see familiar names here.

User avatar
zavk
Posts: 1161
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:04 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Hello from Manila

Postby zavk » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:45 am

Hello and welcome!
With metta,
zavk


Return to “Introductions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine