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    New Student

    Hello, like you, I am a newcomer to the world of Zen Buddhism. You can call me Josh, ShonenYo, or whatever you like.

    I've been involved in active zazen, and other Buddhist practises from other sects; I'm coming mostly from the Theravada tradition. I suspect I am not the only one who has reconciled Zen with the teachings of old. I'd say I'm a practical Zen Buddhhist in Theravada theory. I'd like to know if anyone else feels the same way?

    Nice meeting you all :mrgreen:

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    Re: New Student

    Gassho and welcome on board!

    Agata

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    Re: New Student

    Quote Originally Posted by ShonenYo
    I'd say I'm a practical Zen Buddhhist in Theravada theory. I'd like to know if anyone else feels the same way?
    I'd say that pretty much perfectly describes my practice. Welcome.

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    Re: New Student

    Quote Originally Posted by ShonenYo
    Hello, like you, I am a newcomer to the world of Zen Buddhism. You can call me Josh, ShonenYo, or whatever you like.

    I've been involved in active zazen, and other Buddhist practises from other sects; I'm coming mostly from the Theravada tradition. I suspect I am not the only one who has reconciled Zen with the teachings of old. I'd say I'm a practical Zen Buddhhist in Theravada theory. I'd like to know if anyone else feels the same way?

    Nice meeting you all :mrgreen:

    Shunryu Suzuki once said of "Soto Zen" :

    We are Hiniyana Buddhists with Mahayana minds
    I began my study of Buddhism with the Dammapada,
    Welcome aboard!

    In Gassho,
    Jordan

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    Re: New Student

    Hello & welcome
    Best wishes
    Jools

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    Welcome! Jump right in, the water's fine!

    Alex

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    Ah good, I just didn't want angry Buddhists setting themselves on fire because a hybrid joined their forum. :lol:

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