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by laymedowntosleep17
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: hello from the UK

thank you everyone. And yes - I know what you mean about testing teachers and groups. I think I'm actually quite skeptical and prefer to find things out for myself. I want to read and research and do some thoughtful thinking, but I am also looking for a practice by which I can experience what is spo...
by laymedowntosleep17
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: newcomer question
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: newcomer question

thank you so much for these answers - and apologies for my typo in the title of this thread (have corrected for this post). I am considering Soto Zen because there are two groups near me, with different affiliations. I will attend both and get to know the practitioners there. Is it appropriate to as...
by laymedowntosleep17
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: newcomer question
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

newcomer question

Hello I posted a version of the question below in the introductions area of this forum and was advised that you folk here might be able to help me. I have had a look through previous threads and I'm sorry if this question has already been addressed: if so, I can't find it! My question is generally a...
by laymedowntosleep17
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: hello from the UK

thank you everyone. I am looking at Zen - reading here and elsewhere and a few books too. I guess what's a sticking point for me - in terms of my current understanding (which I admit might be naive and ill-informed - it's why I am here!) is the emphasis on training and striving - the self-power of t...
by laymedowntosleep17
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello from the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

hello from the UK

Hello everyone. I am a 38 year old woman from the UK. I am interested in finding some support and guidance in studying different schools or pathways within Buddhism and having a better understanding of what the difference is between major traditions. I think this is all very complex and some help na...

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