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Hello

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:21 am
by M.G.
Should have posted this a few days ago.

My name's M.G.; I've been a sometime lurker on this board for years, and posted once or twice, back when this was e-sangha. I am consistently impressed by the knowedge displayed by many of the long-time posters on this board.

I was raised by secular parents in the exotic suburbs of Northern New Jersey, and for whatever reason was drawn to the imagery of Buddhism even when I was quite young.

I've done formal practice with Zen and Thai teachers, but my main Buddhist practices were taught to me by the great Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:38 am
by kirtu
Welcome M.G.!

:anjali:

Kirt

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:46 am
by lobster
:twothumbsup: Thanks for de-lurking :twothumbsup:

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:16 am
by Ayu
Hi, M.G. :hi:

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:01 am
by Grigoris
Welcome to Dharma Wheel M.G.

I am looking forward to your next "suprise" topic title.

:namaste:

Re: Hello

Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:49 pm
by M.G.
gregkavarnos wrote:Welcome to Dharma Wheel M.G.

I am looking forward to your next "suprise" topic title.

:namaste:

I'll be a good boy from now on.

Heh.

:D

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:58 am
by M.G.
Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:14 am
by Nicholas Weeks
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.
Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:20 am
by M.G.
Will wrote:
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.
Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?

I don't really identify as anything now, but Buddhism and the dharma have played large roles in shaping who I am.
Before I took refuge I vaguely identified as an agnostic.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:02 am
by Nicholas Weeks
M.G. wrote:
Will wrote:
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.
Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?

I don't really identify as anything now, but Buddhism and the dharma have played large roles in shaping who I am.
Before I took refuge I vaguely identified as an agnostic.
Mystery-mongering is unattractive (to me anyway). So welcome to Dharma Wheel and Fare Thee Well.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:58 am
by M.G.
Hope I cleared up any mysteries. Happy to share personal info relevant to the dharma.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:06 pm
by flavio81
M.G. wrote:Should have posted this a few days ago.

My name's M.G.; I've been a sometime lurker on this board for years, and posted once or twice, back when this was e-sangha. I am consistently impressed by the knowedge displayed by many of the long-time posters on this board.

I was raised by secular parents in the exotic suburbs of Northern New Jersey, and for whatever reason was drawn to the imagery of Buddhism even when I was quite young.

I've done formal practice with Zen and Thai teachers, but my main Buddhist practices were taught to me by the great Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.
Hello!! I just joined as well! I was also on the esangha board (RIP) and i'm also fortunate to know the incomparable ChNN. Welcome back then!

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:11 pm
by flavio81
M.G. wrote:
Will wrote:
M.G. wrote:Since this is my formal introduction, I should also mention that I am at present a post-Buddhist.
Meaning what? At one time you were pre-Buddhist; at that time what were you? Now you are a Mormon, Scientologist, or what?

I don't really identify as anything now, but Buddhism and the dharma have played large roles in shaping who I am.
Before I took refuge I vaguely identified as an agnostic.
Perhaps you identify yourself more as a Dzogchen-teachings practitioner than a buddhist? I can relate to that feeling somewhat: I very rarely tell other people i'm a buddhist, unless i see they're somewhat interested in the topic. And i never tell anyone (outside tibetan buddhism) that i received Dzogchen teachings. And if they're in Theravada buddhism, it's better not to even mention i am a Mahayanist !! :spy:

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:46 pm
by M.G.
Hello flavio81.

In terms of your analysis, I'd say that I identify as a post-Dzogchenpo.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:59 pm
by Son of Buddha
M.G. wrote:Hello flavio81.

In terms of your analysis, I'd say that I identify as a post-Dzogchenpo.
eh don't worry about it were all a post something, I'm a post christian youth minister.
we have all left something we deemed unbeneficial behind for something else that works for us.

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:02 pm
by M.G.
I'm all in favor of being post-concerned about labels!

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:04 pm
by flavio81
Son of Buddha wrote:
M.G. wrote:Hello flavio81.

In terms of your analysis, I'd say that I identify as a post-Dzogchenpo.
eh don't worry about it were all a post something, I'm a post christian youth minister.
we have all left something we deemed unbeneficial behind for something else that works for us.
I'm a Post-it-note.
:tongue:

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:47 pm
by Grigoris
I'm post being post. Being post is so post!!!

Re: Hello

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:55 pm
by M.G.
What's the difference between a turtle and post office work?
The turtle moves.

....now back to our regularly scheduled Dharma conversations. :smile:

Re: Hello

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:33 pm
by DNS
Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

:reading: