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Postby SittingSilent » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:51 pm

Greetings to all! I am a 25 year old guy living in the northeast United States. I have been interested in Buddhism since I was a teenager but have found myself drawn to learning more about it more recently partly as the result of some health issues and existential ponderings.

I don't know very much beyond the basics yet, and as far as which school (if that would be the correct term) of Buddhism I feel would be right for me to follow, I don't know yet. I am open to learning and exploring. This forum seems a great place to start!
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Re: Hello!

Postby MrDistracted » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:54 pm

Hi

:namaste:
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Re: Hello!

Postby Dechen Norbu » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:58 am

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

Since you haven't yet picked a school, perhaps you could also benefit from visiting our sister board: Dhamma Wheel
Whatever your choice may be, I wish you the best. With ;) both you have it covered!


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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:05 pm

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Re: Hello!

Postby SittingSilent » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:38 pm

Thank you all for the kind welcome! I look forward to learning more and meeting others!
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Re: Hello!

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:47 pm

Welcome to the drama at Dharma Wheel! :smile:

If things get ugly in the sandpit and some of the nasty blighters start to spit, kick and bite, rest assured that if you call to all the wonderful moderators and administrators at the site they will be there in a jiffy to tweek the offenders ear!

I say this coz I'm a biter! :)
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Re: Hello!

Postby LastLegend » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:13 pm

Hi there

You might want to check in with Gregkarvanos who the is the chief of Investigation Department on DharmaWheel.
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Re: Hello!

Postby do_not_zzz » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:28 am

Namaste, welcome to DharmaWheel! Looking forward to your posts and insight!

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Re: Hello!

Postby SittingSilent » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:40 pm

It is great to see such a welcome. Sorry I haven't jumped in much, I've been in the hospital for much of the month of December, and am currently. On a positive note, my mother gave me a beautiful lapis lazuli silver Medicine Buddha necklace today for the holiday (she follows the Christian faith, so I support her). It is a great comfort ahead of my looming medical procedures begining Tuesday morning.
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Re: Hello!

Postby Dechen Norbu » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:42 pm

I hope your health improves fast.

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Re: Hello!

Postby Adamantine » Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:02 pm

Hi Sitting Silent,

Welcome to the forum.

Many forum users here are practitioners and a bunch of us do Medicine Buddha practice regularly, I think everyone would be happy to do some extra practice and dedicate it to your successful procedures and recovery on Tuesday. I just wanted to put it out there, to inspire others also.

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Re: Hello!

Postby SittingSilent » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:41 pm

:thanks:
I would greatly appreciate it. I am trying to learn how to do the practice myself as well, however I have a ways to go in terms of understanding the language and techniques.

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Re: Hello!

Postby Adamantine » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:53 am

SittingSilent wrote::thanks:
I would greatly appreciate it. I am trying to learn how to do the practice myself as well, however I have a ways to go in terms of understanding the language and techniques.

E



SO for a practice like Medicine Buddha, it is the very best to receive the empowerment from a qualified Guru as well as the oral transmission, etc. But it is one of those mantras that brings benefit even without this. Here's a couple resources: http://www.khandro.net/deities_sangyemenla.htm
http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/sadhana-medicine-buddha.htm#Thrangu

Also, please post something about your situation and procedures in the prayers section of this forum so that more people can join in. :namaste:
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Re: Hello!

Postby kirtu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:52 am

Hello SittingSilent! Welcome to Dharmawheel.

Here's a picture of Medicine Buddha:
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I hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Hello!

Postby SittingSilent » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:06 am

I'm sorry to all those who were thinking of me that I disappeared last year. :oops: I was in the hospital undergoing electro-convulsive treatments for depression and apparently the memory of having posted seems to have been erased at the time. However, in my current seeking of Buddhist knowledge I have found this website again and luckily my computer has stored my username and password! I am no longer undergoing ECT after it seriously damaged my memory. I am still very interested in Buddhism though and would like to learn as much as possible and if it feels right at some point take refuge with a teacher. I still wear my Medicine Buddha pendant daily, as well as a special amulet I got from Snow Lion that I can't really remember the exact specifications of but I believe is supposed to provide protection.
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Re: Hello!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:21 am

:hi:

Welcome back! Hope your health is much better now!
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Re: Hello!

Postby lobster » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:58 am

Hi :hi:
Have you remembered to practice anything? Seems like you have been through the wheel of samsara, any plans for Buddhahood? We slackers need all the inspiration we can find :hug:
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Re: Hello!

Postby Sherab Dorje » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:13 pm

Welcome back SittingSilent! I sincerely hope you are feeling better.
:namaste:
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PS If you wish you can post a picture of the amulet and we can see if we can tell you its significance.
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
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Re: Hello!

Postby floating_abu » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:21 pm

:namaste:
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Re: Hello!

Postby waimengwan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Hope you recover real fast
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