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Hello, I'm Rebecca from Kent (now living in London)

I've also been directed here after Buddhist Community was bombarded with trolling in its early stages, which is a shame. I'm still comparatively new to Buddhist practice, and looking for friends, especially those in London, or those practicing in Tibetan and Zen (although I recognise the value of all traditions). I've just begun my History BA at university, and am very excited about the whole thing ^_^.  :dharma:

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Hi Rebecca! Welcome to FreeSangha!
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

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Welcome, and may you benefit from your time here!!   :headbow:


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Hi,

First took refuge in '87.

Studied many traditions (and continuing to study).  Maybe can be helpful.

sincerely,
Joy Stone





 



 






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Hi,

First took refuge in '87.

Studied many traditions (and continuing to study).  Maybe can be helpful.

sincerely,
Joy Stone

Hi, Joy.  Welcome to Freesangha.
We have many fine women practitioners here on the boards.  Since you are an old timer with regard to your practice, perhaps your experiences would be helpful in The Women's forum.  I look forward to reading what you bring to share with us.
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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Hi,

First took refuge in '87.

Studied many traditions (and continuing to study).  Maybe can be helpful.

sincerely,
Joy Stone


Welcome!! I'll second Ron in saying I look forward to what you bring to FreeSangha!!  May you benefit from your time here!  

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Ogyen.

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Welcome Joy!
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

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Thanks for the welcomings.

And, Ron, this Joy is a boy! 


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Thanks for the welcomings.

And, Ron, this Joy is a boy! 




Ah! and Ooops!

See what happens when you start collecting Social Security and Medicare!

Impermanence is alive and well! :smack:

In my mind I went from being a lovable, well meaning, welcoming, and thoughtfull kind old man, to a confused and incompetent old fart in just a few thousand mind-moments, the temporal duration between reading your post, and the mind-moment I realized (yet again) the embarrassing consequences of my numerous gender-biased assumptions.

Thanks for thumping my beaker, reminding me, making me aware, and relieving me of one of my many delusions and social short-comings.  :wacky:

Some time I will have to tell you the story of when I gave a New York City construction-worker style wolf whistle directed at a gentleman with beautiful well kempt down-to-the-hip length hair walking with his back toward me.  I got really funny looks from the rest of the construction team for the rest of the day.
 
My apologies for ............ Well, you know. :gawrsh:

At least I didn't mistake you for a dishwashing liquid sold back in the 1960's.



Welcome aboard in any event. :D
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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how funny.   :lmfao:

Sorry Ron, that was just classic.  I had a Tootsie moment.  I'm sure you're laughing with me too right now.  :hug:
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No problem Ron.

And speaking of assumptions, sometime I'll have to tell you the story about when I was in college and had started working part-time on an assembly-line at a factory and while on a lunch break, just to chit-chat, asked the woman who I'd been working next to for the past couple of weeks,  "When's the baby due?"  To which she answered, "I'm. Not. Pregnant".  I think the look she gave me will somehow still hurt for many, many lifetimes.

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No problem Ron.

And speaking of assumptions, sometime I'll have to tell you the story about when I was in college and had started working part-time on an assembly-line at a factory and while on a lunch break, just to chit-chat, asked the woman who I'd been working next to for the past couple of weeks,  "When's the baby due?"  To which she answered, "I'm. Not. Pregnant".  I think the look she gave me will somehow still hurt for many, many lifetimes.


Ouch!  I felt that one too!  We all put a foot in the mouth now and again, however, so I suggest you let go of that gaff.  Too much stuff to deal with in this life.  How about this instead:   :teehee: :lmfao: at ourselves!

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Hi, My name is Terry living in Eryri/North Wales and student of Vajrayana (Kagyu) and Rime.

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Hi, Terry.

Another Welshman here.  Mother was Welsh and German American.  Father Italian and Sicillian American. 

Have been working diligently to improve my Welshness over the years by eating The Grape Jelly of our mutual national heritage every morning with a little butter and toast.  Hope you have been doing the same.   :-bd


 

Looking forward to reading your posts in days to come. :D

_/\_  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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