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Postby AnthonyR » Thu May 23, 2013 12:03 am

Hello everyone! I've been interested is Buddhism for a number of years. I began meditating about 3 years ago when I began attending a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in my home town. I have not been able to practice as regularly as I would like, but I'll be retiring soon, and hopefully I'll have more time to practice then. I've read a few books about Buddhism, but at my age, it's getting harder to retain what I read. The abbot at the afore-mentioned temple is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who has lived here for 20 years. I've learned a lot from him. I'm looking forward to being a member of this online sangha and learning more about Buddhism.

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Re: Hello

Postby LastLegend » Thu May 23, 2013 12:49 am

Welcome Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật.

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―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: Hello

Postby Nilasarasvati » Thu May 23, 2013 2:47 am

Welcome aboard! I hope you find all the help you could ever wish for here.

Do you find solace with Vietnamese mahayana or are you just seeking the Buddhist path in general?

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Postby Grigoris » Thu May 23, 2013 7:27 am

Welcome anthony and good karma (...we'll have no talk about luck around here, thank you! ;) ) with your endeavours!
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Re: Hello

Postby AnthonyR » Thu May 23, 2013 1:18 pm

Thank you all. @Nilasarasvati, I am seeking the Buddhist path in general.

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Postby Admin_PC » Thu May 23, 2013 6:10 pm

Welcome Anthony!
Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật!
月影の いたらぬ里は なけれども 眺むる人の 心にぞすむ

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 pm

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!


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Re: Hello

Postby lobster » Sun May 26, 2013 2:32 am

but I'll be retiring soon, and hopefully I'll have more time to practice then


Sounds wonderful. Sounds like an ideal happy retirement. Good luck :twothumbsup:

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