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11Kayxx

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2019, 12:27:04 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've been lurking for a few weeks, so I thought I'd finally say hello.

I'm so impressed by the amount of knowledge here. Thank you for sharing it! I've found it incredibly helpful.

I'm preparing for a short solitary retreat in February. I'd like to devote some time to increasing knowledge while I'm there. I know there is an entire thread on good reads, but if you had five days of solitude for meditation and mindfulness (and you were of the opinion that devoting some time to reading would be beneficial), what would you bring along to read?

May you all advance on your path :)

Middleway

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #101 on: December 12, 2019, 01:11:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum 11Kayxx. I am not one of those who think devoting time for some wholesome reading during a retreat would be beneficial. So, I cannot make any recommendations. Good luck with your retreat.
Take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Lerxst

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #102 on: January 17, 2020, 12:20:09 PM »
Hello all,

It is great to have a forum like this. I hope to learn and perhaps help others. In about a month I will be starting a year-long retreat. I have meditated for a few years now but this opportunity has arisen to take a year out and concentrate on developing mindfullness and studying the Suttas, particularly the Satipatthana Sutta, in near solitude. This is a big undertaking and I am sure I will have many challenges. I don't know if I can do it but I will do my best and persevere. That is the plan. I hope to use this forum and share my experiences along the way.

I am not sure if I will have time to write much here before I start but we'll see.

All the best

Lerxst
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 01:12:43 PM by Lerxst »

Siddharth

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #103 on: January 17, 2020, 12:48:32 PM »
Welcome, Lerxst. May this forum be a helpful place for you on the path.
And what is good, Phædrus,
And what is not good...
Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?

amberlight

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #104 on: January 22, 2020, 10:36:37 PM »
Good evening.
 I have been around the edges of meditation and Buddhism for nearly 20 years, some Triratna, retreats, meditation courses, buddhism courses, mindfullness, body scanning and the like, metta bhavana retreats. In 2014 I attended 10 day Goenka retreat in the UK, and have sat 5 since, and served 5.
I have had experiences in the retreats and when sitting at home which are not explained on retreat, and seem to have elements of "stream consciousness" I
I am intrigued to know if others have similar intense experiences, and Vipassana outside of Goenka as that is mainly what I have known.

Matthew

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2020, 11:14:17 PM »
Hi Amberlight,

Welcome to the forum. Specific questions and enquiries are best addressed on the relevant discussion boards.
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marcodisco

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2020, 06:55:00 PM »
Hi everybody,
I'm Marco an Italian living in Berlin.
I started to meditate 4 months ago and that makes me a newbie  ;D
I'm here cause after those months of DIY, I feel I need to have a feedback on what I'm doing, and reading to this forum looks like full of people that can give me advices.
Thanks and see you soon
 

dharma bum

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #107 on: January 30, 2020, 02:19:24 PM »
Marco, Welcome to the forum!
Mostly ignorant

marcodisco

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #108 on: January 30, 2020, 06:58:51 PM »
Thanks!

StefanM

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2020, 10:53:32 AM »
Hello, members of the Sangha. I'm Stefan, a Romanian living in Italy. I've recently had a persistent realisation, more specifically that "breathing meditation" could help with some of my personal issues and that I have to seek out ways to properly instruct myself in the practice. That is more or less how I landed here. Could someone help guide me through this place?   :angel:

Matthew

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #110 on: January 31, 2020, 09:38:36 PM »
Hi Stefan,

Welcome to the forum. There is an introduction to Shamatha meditation on the homepage or from here . It's a good to place to start meditation. If you have questions they may be answered in our "new to the forum" guide. Otherwise ask on the meditation practice board. There are lots of video and text resources in the "Library" section.

Matthew
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StefanM

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Re: New members introduction thread 2017 - present.
« Reply #111 on: February 01, 2020, 11:17:05 AM »
Thanks, Matthew! May many blessings come your way.

 

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