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Greetings

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 pm
by Alternatehistory95
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Newell and after some research and thought, i've decided that the best path for me is Buddhism. I have autism and anxiety, and am hoping that as a Buddhist, I can be free from the anxiety and emotional distress I suffer through its practices. I have 3 questions.

How do I formally become a Buddhist, is there an official process?

How can I practice Buddhism in my daily life.

Are there any books of sutras translated into English I can read?

Re: Greetings

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:08 pm
by Virgo
Hi Jeffrey, I just wanted to say welcome. I am sure you will receive many answers to your questions.

All the best,

Kevin...

This is an amazing introductory resource from a well-respected teacher:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing ... 378&sr=1-3

Kevin

Re: Greetings

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:15 pm
by Alternatehistory95
Virgo wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Hi Jeffrey, I just wanted to say welcome. I am sure you will receive many answers to your questions.

All the best,

Kevin...

This is an amazing introductory resource from a well-respected teacher:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing ... 378&sr=1-3

Kevin
Thanks!

Re: Greetings

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:53 pm
by DNS
Welcome to DW!


Re: Greetings

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:15 pm
by Alternatehistory95
DNS wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Welcome to DW!

Thanks! I'm loving this forum.

Re: Greetings

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:18 pm
by kirtu
Alternatehistory95 wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Hello, my name is Jeffrey Newell and after some research and thought, i've decided that the best path for me is Buddhism. I have autism and anxiety, and am hoping that as a Buddhist, I can be free from the anxiety and emotional distress I suffer through its practices. I have 3 questions.

How do I formally become a Buddhist, is there an official process?

How can I practice Buddhism in my daily life.

Are there any books of sutras translated into English I can read?
Welcome to DW!

I too am borderline autistic and can have some anxiety (usually this is just using the telephone but there can be other interpersonal communication issues).

There are lots and lots of sutras translated into English now.

There is the wonderful 84000.co project which is an initiative by Dzonsar Khyentse Rinpoche to translate the Tibetan Buddhist sutras into English and other western languages.

Here is one of several others: BuddhistSutra.com

Kirt