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LittleCat
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New on both counts..

Postby LittleCat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:09 am

Hello everyone :) It's a pleasure to meet you all.

I'm 65, and new both to Buddhism and to this forum. Unfortunately, I have no teacher available, as I live in a very rural area, and because of many health issues, traveling is very difficult. I wish a teacher was in my near future, but there are none currently within my reach, so I will have to do the best I can for now.

I do, however, have the blessings of the written word, and am devouring anything I can lay my hands on. Currently I'm reading books written by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, as well as scouring other resources online, and now I've found this forum :) This website is a life ring flung at a drowning person. Now, I will have at least some discourse with other believers.

Forgive me, but I may lurk a while, until I get my 'sea legs'. I'm having difficulty learning all the titles..other languages were never my strong point, and also, my mind isn't as sharp as it used to be. :shock: I'm lucky if I can remember where I put my glasses, or retain the names of people I've recently met, so you can imagine what words like Mahayana and Varjrayana do to me. I pray you'll be patient with my stumbling.

Thank you

LC

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby Punya » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:44 am

Hi LC. I hope you find DW a helpful support. :smile:
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don't have an attitude problem; you have a perception problem. Remember the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own.~ Trulshik Rinpoche

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby Lucent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:11 am

Welcome to the forums. I'm new here too so I guess it's nice to know I'm not the only one. :) If you want I can help you scavenge for material online XD But I'm not sure if they were meant to be post online or not.

Anyway I hope to see you around the forums, and hope you find a teacher eventually.

JohnWB
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Re: New on both counts..

Postby JohnWB » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Welcome aboard! I'm still getting my "sea legs" too. There's a lot of information to read here and enjoy! :namaste:

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:55 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel LittleCat and don't be afraid to ask questions, we will try as hard as possible to oblige with answers!
:namaste:
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby kirtu » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:28 pm

Welcome LittleCat! :hi:

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Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:08 pm

:hi:

:namaste:

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby Vajratantrika » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:58 am

Hi LC,

Welcome to the forum. May it be a support in your Dharma path.

Also, not sure if you have ever seen this, but here is an online directory (helpful for locating Dharma communities/centers, etc for most traditions)
World Buddhist Directory

I believe there are aspiration prayers that may help in finding a teacher as well. If you are interested in this, I'll be happy to track some down for you.
May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering,
May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of ignorance, attachment and aversion.

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Re: New on both counts..

Postby lobster » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:16 pm

LittleCat wrote: traveling is very difficult.


:namaste:

We can usually find the dharma within more than without . . .
Always good to have companions keeping the wayward, such as myself on the straight and narrow :smile:


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