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KathyLauren
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Re-introducing myself

Post by KathyLauren » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:58 pm

Greetings.

I was a long-time member of Dharma Wheel, under a different username. I have been away for a while, during which time I have changed my identity in real life. Now I am back as the new me with a new username to match.

Most of who I am has not changed, including my faith and understanding of the Dharma. Though I have never been among the most active members here, I hope you will find my contributions helpful.

I consider myself a non-denominational Mahayana Buddhist. My practice history is mostly in the Tibetan Karma Kagyu tradition.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by Queequeg » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:49 pm

Welcome back anew!
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by conebeckham » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:51 pm

An interesting "rebirth," yes?
All the best, and welcome (back)! :smile:
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by Punya » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:29 pm

Welcome back KL. Looking forward to more thoughtful contributions. :smile:
We abide nowhere. We possess nothing.
~Chatral Rinpoche

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:44 pm

:hi:
As Cone (neatly) said, welcome (back), Kathy.

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by smcj » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:40 am

Welcome back. :namaste:

Om Mani Padme Hung. :smile:
1. No traditional Buddhist sect, Tibetan or otherwise, considers deities to be fictional. (DW post/Seeker242)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post by Fortyeightvows)
4. Shentong] is the completely pure system that, through mainly teaching the luminous aspect of the mind, holds that the fruitions--kayas and wisdoms--exist on their own accord. (Karmapa XIII)

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:41 am

Welcome back!

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by cky » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:58 am

Nice to have you back, welcome!

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by justsit » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:02 pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

:woohoo:

:cheers:

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by Ayu » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:15 pm

Welcome back.

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For the benefit and ease of all sentient beings. :heart:

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by DNS » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:07 pm

Welcome back! Happy (one day belated) Canada Day!

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by KathyLauren » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:11 am

Thanks, everyone! :D

Om mani padme hum
Kathy

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by Admin_PC » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:56 pm

Sorry for being late to the party.
Welcome back!
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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post by emaho » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Hi Kathy,

welcome back! :hi:
"I struggled with some demons, They were middle class and tame..." L. Cohen

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