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Offline Wildview

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Greetings from Colorado
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:23:28 pm »
Hello, I'm wildview but really my name is Victoria. I am 35 years old. Born into Christianity my brother and I decided at 7 and 8 to prove it correct. We studied, meditated to the best of our knowledge, studied other religious history and scientific studies available to us at the library. By 15 I had concluded that the flood happened, Jesus existed, I was pretty sure Moses was more than two people, and that every religion it seemed was corrupted by man and deluded in parts. I continued to study and be fascinated with religions and their effect on humanity, both good and bad.

Over the years I have been drawn back to Buddhism over and over. The Dharma makes sense to me. I can acknowledge that I'm not a very good Buddhist, but I definitely feel I am Buddhist. I feel there is a never ending study and I will never finish trying to learn what it is to be Buddhist and how to ease the suffering both within and outside of myself. I do know that the path brings me closer to that.

I have not been able to find a community here where I live, have never received instruction on meditation, and only recently have begun to find the podcasts and guided meditation recordings available online. Technology is such a wonderful thing when we figure it out.

Anyway, I apologise for being long winded. I am excited for the opportunity to explore with other people as opposed to just from books and within myself. I'm glad to be here 

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Re: Greetings from Colorado
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 08:17:54 pm »
Hello, I'm wildview but really my name is Victoria. I am 35 years old. Born into Christianity my brother and I decided at 7 and 8 to prove it correct. We studied, meditated to the best of our knowledge, studied other religious history and scientific studies available to us at the library. By 15 I had concluded that the flood happened, Jesus existed, I was pretty sure Moses was more than two people, and that every religion it seemed was corrupted by man and deluded in parts. I continued to study and be fascinated with religions and their effect on humanity, both good and bad.

Over the years I have been drawn back to Buddhism over and over. The Dharma makes sense to me. I can acknowledge that I'm not a very good Buddhist, but I definitely feel I am Buddhist. I feel there is a never ending study and I will never finish trying to learn what it is to be Buddhist and how to ease the suffering both within and outside of myself. I do know that the path brings me closer to that.

I have not been able to find a community here where I live, have never received instruction on meditation, and only recently have begun to find the podcasts and guided meditation recordings available online. Technology is such a wonderful thing when we figure it out.

Anyway, I apologise for being long winded. I am excited for the opportunity to explore with other people as opposed to just from books and within myself. I'm glad to be here

Where in Colorado are you?

 


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