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Seicho
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Greetings from Wales

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Hello there,

I've been snooping around for some time now and decided it was time to actually register on the site.
Originally I'm from Denmark but I now live in Wales. In September 2013 I started a Buddhist practice/meditation group as there's nothing like this around here at all, and I so miss my Danish Tendai sangha!

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Hi Seicho! I have reason to believe you and I have some mutual friends. Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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Jikan wrote:Hi Seicho! I have reason to believe you and I have some mutual friends. Welcome to DharmaWheel!
Yes, I do believe your name has come up in conversations! Nice to finally "meet" you :)
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Greetings to you...we also are in Wales...South Wales....
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philji wrote:Greetings to you...we also are in Wales...South Wales....
What a small world! I live in the upper Rhondda Fawr :)
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:smile:

Hi,
Lived in Wales for a short while. Good place. :hi:
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Seicho wrote:
philji wrote:Greetings to you...we also are in Wales...South Wales....
What a small world! I live in the upper Rhondda Fawr :)
Ogmore Vale near Bridgend. :anjali:
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Welcome Seicho. Loving the avatar :smile:
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Seicho wrote:
philji wrote:Greetings to you...we also are in Wales...South Wales....
What a small world! I live in the upper Rhondda Fawr :)
Oh, that's very good news. If I'm reading the map correctly, you're within three hours by car of Ganshin's temple in Hampshire. So close!

:woohoo:


(close by US standards)
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Jikan wrote:
Seicho wrote:
philji wrote:Greetings to you...we also are in Wales...South Wales....
What a small world! I live in the upper Rhondda Fawr :)
Oh, that's very good news. If I'm reading the map correctly, you're within three hours by car of Ganshin's temple in Hampshire. So close!

:woohoo:


(close by US standards)

Yes!!! Thank you for making me realise that we actually have a car now so we can go there, ha ha ha! How did I not make that connection until now? Been meaning to visit the English sangha, but the transportation has been a problem. Up until now!
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Drop me a message if you'd like to visit :)
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Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:cheers:
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Ah Wales, my favorite place! I have lived there off and on since 1985, got married in Haverfordwest and went to the University of Aberystwyth for a master's degree in heritage studies. Always a longing to return.
There is a Tibetan sangha in Bangor, if that's of interest.
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There are lots of dharma centres in Wales......Bridgend, Cardiff, Brynmawr( Buddhist temple),Tredegar( Theravadin temple),hay on Wye, Dollgellau in North and Bangor...probably more as well.....
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Welcome, Seicho!

That's cool that you practice Tendai. :twothumbsup: Maybe you can bring a bit more activity to our Tendai subforum.
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philji wrote:There are lots of dharma centres in Wales......Bridgend, Cardiff, Brynmawr( Buddhist temple),Tredegar( Theravadin temple),hay on Wye, Dollgellau in North and Bangor...probably more as well.....
Loads. .....it goes back to when property prices were lower in Wales. (no longer the case btw )
Shenpen Hookham has her centre there too. As well as several Triratna places.
Many of my ancestors are buried on the Gower. There is a whole graveyard of Ellis's :smile:

Welcome Seicho.
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hi seicho, welcome, nice pic, i like it a lot :thumbsup:
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Thank you all for the very warm welcome :D

I haven't visited any of the Buddhist centres in Wales, but I'm hoping I'll be able to at some point. We've been a bit housebound due to transportation issues here in the Upper Rhondda, and the car we have access to seems to be a petroloholic (we're talking old tank like Volvo here).

I'm currently in the process of finding a new meeting place for the sangha as my living room isn't too practical any longer (ice cream truck stops outside my window at least twice when the group meets, we have four cats we need to herd around meaning my husband can't take part in the meetings etc etc etc). Actually I'm trying to find TWO meeting places :twothumbsup: People where I live are too broke to go down the valley to meet up (which is why I wanted to start it locally), and the people from a bit down the valley are too broke to come to up here so it seems I'm going to have to come to them :)
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Greetings from Swansea!
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Seicho wrote:Hello there,

I've been snooping around for some time now and decided it was time to actually register on the site.
Originally I'm from Denmark but I now live in Wales. In September 2013 I started a Buddhist practice/meditation group as there's nothing like this around here at all, and I so miss my Danish Tendai sangha!

Seicho
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Sawaddee Ka..Seicho,

Your avatar is so cute ! And I love Denmark/Joel Temple/Roxette ...very much.

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