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ScottL
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Hello from New Orleans

Post by ScottL » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Hello all!

I have been reading and benefiting from the discussion here for a while so I thought I should register and say hello.

I am 49 years old and live in New Orleans. I have had a lifelong fascination with Buddhism, beginning with reading Alan Watts when I was 12 or so.

I have been a practicing Buddhist since 1996, taking refuge with HH Penor Rinpoche.

I am grateful to be here and look forward to learning from you all.

Scott

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Post by Queequeg » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:15 pm

Welcome!
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: Hello from New Orleans

Post by Admin_PC » Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:58 pm

Welcome to DharmaWheel!
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月影の いたらぬ里は なけれども 眺むる人の 心にぞすむ
法然上人

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Post by TharpaChodron » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:32 am

Laissez Le bonton roulette. Wish I could actually write what I'm trying to say. Do you have a practice group there in N.O.?

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Post by Virgo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:46 am

Welcome Scott.

Kevin

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Post by ScottL » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:18 pm

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

We do have a local community, centered in Tibetan House, a store and learning center, where they occasionally host teachers and have regular meditation practice.

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Re: Hello from New Orleans

Post by DNS » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 pm

Welcome to DW!

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