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Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:37 pm
by londonerabroad

I am an English Buddhist settled these past 27 years in Slovenia. Back in 1979 I travelled overland to India in search of answers to the pain I felt in the world. I discovered Buddhism in Dharamsala and saw it held possible answers. Back in London in 1981 I heard the Dalai Lama speak and immediately afterwards joined Sogyal Rinpoche's Rigpa Centre. I only took dharma teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche for two years before relocating first to Scotland, then Slovenia in 1985. I lost contact with the Buddhist world though I continued practicing meditation almost daily ever since I was taught how more than 30 years ago. Apart from reading the odd Buddhist book, the most memorable being the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche and Zen Mind Beginner's Mind by Suzuki Roshi, my only contact with Buddhism has been online for the last four years or so.

I am currently practicing the six perfections and cultivating bodhicitta. I mediate a number of times daily and try to purify my karma often but especially evenings and set my motivation every morning before a formal early morning meditation session.

I am interested in what all the schools and various dharma teachers have to say about the dharma but consider myself closest to Tibetan Buddhism and possibly Zen also. I am currently without a teacher.

Re: Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:41 pm
by DGA
Hi, Welcome to DharmaWheel! I hope you find what you seek...

Re: Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:50 am
by DNS
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

Re: Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:06 pm
by Yudron
Very interesting story! Many people have contact with teachers all the time, but can't sustain their meditation practice. You have no problem meditating, but have had very little contact with teachers, or sangha.

Re: Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:05 pm
by mañjughoṣamaṇi

You might want to get in touch with Pero, he lives in Slovenia and is pretty up on dharma events there.

All the best.

Re: Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:42 am
by lobster
hi :thumbsup:

Re: Greetings from Slovenia

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:42 am
by futerko
cor blimey guv, strike a light... oops, I mean hello there!