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Padmist
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I can't believe I haven't made intro yet...

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I've been here for about a month now but only saw this forum so here's my bio.

Male
Tibetan Buddhist
Seattle Washington
2 year old Buddhist this year

How?

I was an Evangelical Christian. If you recall the rise of modern atheists after 9/11, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins had an impact on me. Sam Harris particularly. It was him who brought Buddhism to my awareness. I didn't really pay much attention to it until it became a repeated mention where he peppers his talks on Buddhist concepts, meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, dzogchen, contemplation of death, learning from yogis in the Himalayas, etc etc etc. Then I found Sogyal Rinpoche on Youtube and learn some basics from him. Then more teachings from other videos. Until I just decided to attend local Buddhist temples/monasteries. And, now, I'm here.

I like learning academically about Buddhism, it's history, Mahayana development, etc. Someday, I want to learn more about Zen.

Glad to be here and learn from you all. :cheers:
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Ayu
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Welcome to Dharmawheel. :)
For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:
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Shotenzenjin
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Welcome
Generation's shall pass, our determination shall grow, at the foot of Mount Fuji
Like smoke that reaches far beyond the clouds.--nichimoku shonin. Third high priest of Nichiren Shoshu

Hokekko of true Buddhism https://nstny.org

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Welcome to DW!

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Welcome!
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