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 Post subject: Newbie from Canada!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:04 am 
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Hey everyone, I'm a youngster from Toronto Canada who recently became very interested in Buddhism. I've been reading up on Theravada and think i now have a basic understanding, so now I'd like to learn about Mahayana and Vajrayana, the latter I only learned existed while reading the subheading of this page haha... I'm interested in learning the main differences in the vehicles and can't wait to get started! Glad to meet you all! :)
I'm about to dive into "THE WAY OF THE BODHISATTVA" section, but is there anything anyone else would suggest I read specifically?


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:14 am 
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How's it goin' eh!

Welcome. :smile:

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:17 pm 
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Salatier wrote:
is there anything anyone else would suggest I read specifically?


Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Prof. Paul Williams
Vision of Buddhism: The Space Under the Tree by Prof. Roger Corless

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Hello everyone, thanks for the welcoming and thanks for the suggested reading :)


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
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Welcome fellow Newbie! Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche is always a good bet too. His books are quite poetic.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
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Welcome to DW Salatier!


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie from Canada!
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Another suggestion-- experiencing, not reading: Go to the Riwoche center in Toronto, and study under Venerable Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche . http://www.riwoche.com/

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