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Offline Woodsy

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« on: January 10, 2016, 01:09:12 pm »
Hello, everyone.  I'm new and so glad to be here.  I'm a 67 year old married woman with adult children and am in need of belonging to a sangha.  Three years ago, I left my life-long Christian faith after reading "The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine.  That book opened my eyes and started me searching.  I was drawn to Buddhism after reading some of Pema Chodron's books and watching her videos.  I'm sort of doing this on my own and have learned meditation practice from Pema's and Tara Brach's teachings.  I am looking forward to learning so much more from all of you. 

Namaste  :namaste:

Offline meez

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2016, 08:15:01 pm »
Welcome, Woodsy.  Glad you found us.

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 12:44:48 pm »
I am looking forward to learning so much more from all of you. 

Hello  :hug:

 :teehee: I find learning in Dharma is a mutual discovery/unfolding ...  :dharma:

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 06:32:07 pm »
Hi, Woodsy, and Welcome!

I like reading  Pema Chondron's  words as well.

Look forward to reading your posts.
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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