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Hi, Iam Dhyaneswar Dausoa from Mauritius,Island in the Indian Ocean. I am an adept of Zen Meditation and would like to know more. .....I have a lot to learn......meeting new people with new thoughts will help the world at large.........

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Welcome to FreeSangha, Dhyaneswar.

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Welcome, Dyhaneswar.

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Hi,
I am from North Wales , Uk and attend the loacl NKT Buddhist Centre. Found the link here on facebook :-) So hi to everyone  :grouphug:

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Hi, Sar.  Welcome to Freesangha.  Ron from Middle New Hampshire, U.S.A. here.

Nice to meet someone from N. Wales, UK.  

Me mother was 1/2 Welsh: 1/2 German.  Father was 1/4 N. Italian:1/4 Swiss: 1/2 Sicillian.  The lovely lady that assists us with housekeeping is fromWales.  We talk about The Prince all the time.

How is he doing?   :wink1:

Oh!  I also like Welsh's Grape Jelly on toasted minney blueberry bagels.

Look forward to seeing your posts.  Welcome aboard!   :hug:
« Last Edit: May 14, 2010, 07:22:32 am by Bodhisatta2010 »
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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Welcome Dhyaneswar and Sar, Nice to have you both with us !  :D
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We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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Welcome to FreeSangha, Sar.

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Hi Dyhaneswar, welcome to Freesangha!  :)

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'Allo!

I'm flare. I don't really have anything insightful or particularly interesting to say, but I do enjoy coloring books and caffeine. I'm a lurker by nature, so I don't know if you'll see me much.  :-P

Fist bump time? :D

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Welcome flare  :)
http://emodernbuddhism.com/

This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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I'm flare. I don't really have anything insightful or particularly interesting to say, but I do enjoy coloring books and caffeine. I'm a lurker by nature, so I don't know if you'll see me much.  :-P


I hope you find this site entertaining. :popcorn:
Warning: I'm enough of a fundamentalist Tibet style Buddhist to believe that for the last 1,000 years Tibet has produced a handful of enlightened masters in every generation. I do not ask that YOU believe it, but it will greatly simplify conversations if you understand that about me. Thanks.

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Hello,
    Why do I have to be human to log in?

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Hello,
    Why do I have to be human to log in?
You can start a thread on it! Or just enter it as a post in the "inflammatory" thread in the Danger Zone.
Warning: I'm enough of a fundamentalist Tibet style Buddhist to believe that for the last 1,000 years Tibet has produced a handful of enlightened masters in every generation. I do not ask that YOU believe it, but it will greatly simplify conversations if you understand that about me. Thanks.

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I just went through the posters on this introduction thread to see if I had introduced my self before...and I hadn't.

Therefore I will. I was on the old e-sangha site until it's unfortunate demise. They had a wealth of information on that site, and it's loss to access by outsiders was very sad. Hope some of it will soon be found on this site also.

I am a Zen Buddhist by inclination, don't "practice" much, and don't belong to any particular sect or tradition. I'm rather a free spirit in that regard. I try to read everything I can, and I then decide what I like and what I don't like. But I'm always open to new things to do with Buddhism that I haven't encountered before. I would prefer to call myself a "student" of Zen and Buddhism than a "practitioner" of the same.

As for work, I am a electronic technician working for a contractor providing communications to the U.S. Navy. I'm living in Crete, Greece right now. In about 4 months I expect to retire and go to Bangkok, Thailand to live. I'm almost 64 years old now.

I see posts by young people who are just in their twenties or so, and they want to dedicate their life to Buddha. I appreciate there enthusiasm, but I personally feel they should first experience life a little more, before they make such a choice. I dabbled with Zen, Buddhism, and Taoism for a while in my youth; but I didn't start getting serious until after I was 55...9 years ago. I personally feel a grounding in life experience is a real asset to someone who wants to become a Buddhist...if nothing else because they are making that choice from a background of experience in the "real world" (whatever that is).

I used to have anger management problems, and my study of Buddhism has made me much more relaxed and peaceful in my attitude and outlook. If nothing else, that is a benefit from that study.

That's why I use the name "Quiet Heart", a STUDENT of Zen and Buddhism. I'm hoping the name becomes more and more truthful.


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Welcome Quiet Heart, I'm happy you have chosen to introduce yourself to us!

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