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Offline rattadoor

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Hi from Massachusetts
« on: March 27, 2017, 04:00:39 pm »
I've been interested in Buddhism for 6 years or so. It's the only philosophy that makes sense to me but that doesn't make it any easier to stick with. I have young kids so its hard to get away to meditate at a temple or anything. But normally, even at home, i find it almost impossible to meditate. But anyway, Hi to everyone!

Offline Morf

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Re: Hi from Massachusetts
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 02:57:24 am »
Hi. I'm new too. A pleasure to meet you.

Offline ShadowK

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Re: Hi from Massachusetts
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 01:01:10 pm »
I've been interested in Buddhism for 6 years or so. It's the only philosophy that makes sense to me but that doesn't make it any easier to stick with. I have young kids so its hard to get away to meditate at a temple or anything. But normally, even at home, i find it almost impossible to meditate. But anyway, Hi to everyone!
Hello!!!  I am new, as well.  I'm nowhere near a temple, so it's hard.

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Offline Ron-the-Elder

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Re: Hi from Massachusetts
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 12:37:47 pm »
Hello. 

I am also remote from Buddhist temple, but we have an ecumenical group which meets weekly to sit an read the suttas / sutras from various traditions:  Zen, Tibetan, and Theravadan.  Perhaps you each could start a group of your own and do something similar.  Many churches will allow you to use their space during off times from their worship services.  The organization we are with is called Unitarian Universalist, which is open to all religions and spiritual organizations.  We make a monthly donation contributed by our participants / practitioners to pay for electricity and heat.

In any event,  welcome to FreeSangha.  I look forward to reading your posts.

_/\_Ron
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

 


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