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Hello from The Middle East

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oceanmen
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Hello from The Middle East

Postby oceanmen » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:20 am

Hello to all,

forgot to introduce myself, male from Egypt here,
coming from a muslim family and
partly raised by an ex-catholic priest, later muslim convert,
Theravada Buddhism has always and continues to be inside my heart,
it changed my life a lot after doing a retreat in phitsanulo, thailand,
like the bro from ethiopia who posted earlier here,
there is not much about buddhism in egypt either
luckily my wife is chinese/indonesian and we spend half the year in asia
hope to do anther retreat soon in the near future

truly amazed of the ocean of knowledge and wisdom in this forum, glad to be here

metta to all

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Ben
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:50 am

Hi oceanmen
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
I hope you get to do another retreat soon.
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) • •

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oceanmen
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby oceanmen » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:38 am

thank you Ben
still looking for places in indonesia
hopefully they have it here also

metta

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cooran
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:27 am

Hello oceanmen,

Welcome! :group: Hope to 'read' more of your posts on Dhamma Wheel.

This list of groups in Indonesia from Buddhanet may be of assistance:
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/search.ph ... vince_id=0

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Ben
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:43 am

“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]..

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oceanmen
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby oceanmen » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:12 am

Thank you both
appreciate it
will check them out

lots of metta

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Khalil Bodhi
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:54 am

Welcome! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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bodom
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby bodom » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:31 pm

Welcome oceanmen!

: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/

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Maitri
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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby Maitri » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:09 pm

Hi, welcome to the forums... Hehe I'm new here too! It's great to see that you are pursuing the Dhamma despite where you live. Access to good teachers can be a big challenge anywhere. Hope all goes well for you and your wife.
"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga


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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:24 pm

Greetings oceanmen,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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

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Re: Hello from The Middle East

Postby oceanmen » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:05 pm

thanks everyone
lots of metta to you all


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