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Newbie from Canada!

Postby Salatier » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:04 am

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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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Indrajala » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:14 am

How's it goin' eh!

Welcome. :smile:

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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Mr. G » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:17 pm

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
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Qian Zheng Yi » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:35 pm

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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Jikan » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:02 pm

Hi, Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Salatier » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:04 pm

Hello everyone, thanks for the welcoming and thanks for the suggested reading :)
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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Yeshe » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:22 pm

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

Postby TenzinDorje » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:54 am

Welcome to DW Salatier!
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Re: Newbie from Canada!

Postby Adamantine » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:19 am

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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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha
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