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Kata
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Hello from Berlin!

Postby Kata » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:52 pm

Dear E-Sangha,

I send You my greetings from Berlin!

I`m happy that I find You in WWW. I confess, one of the reason for beeing there is the necessity to improve my English… ;-)

I engage myself in Dharma since nearly 20 years, since two years intensive (meditating nearly every day, reading books etcetera..). For specific reasons, I had (have had..?) never English in the school, I lernt it only on my one, reading books with a dictionary.

Six week ago, I visitet in Hamburg an university workshop with Venerable Analayo. In one year, October 2011, there will be part II of this workshop. The first part was a great inspiration for me…. His book „Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization“, that I read in German, is a great work.

Now, I get in few days his new book, „The genesis of the boddhisatva ideal“, in English… ;-) It will be a challenge form me. The textes for the workshop, will be in English too…

Now, I understand, English is the language of the Western sangha. I want to be able to be an activ part of it.

Please, forgive my English, correct me, if you wont to.


Metta


Kata
Attention! My first or second language is not English...

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bodom
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Re: Hello from Berlin!

Postby bodom » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:09 pm

Welcome Kata!

: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


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Ben
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Re: Hello from Berlin!

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:56 pm

Hi Kata and welcome to Dhamma Wheel.
There are a few people here who are also inspired by Venerable Analayo's works.
Some of us are intending on doing his course "Purification, Ethics and Karma in Early Buddhist Discourse - Studies in the Madhyama-āgama" next year: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6166
kind regards

Ben
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hello from Berlin!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:42 pm

Greetings Kata,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel and thank you for the introduction.

:buddha2:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from Berlin!

Postby andre9999 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:32 am

That's pretty good english for just learning from books and a dictionary.

Welcome!

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Re: Hello from Berlin!

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Re: Hello from Berlin!

Postby turquoiseJack » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:12 pm

Welcome!


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