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  • santosh
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    • Nov 2012
    • 54

    Meeting in the physical world with a Buddhist practitioner

    Inspired by Kyonin and Treeleaf, I met with a small group of friends / colleagues and Girish Deshpande, a practitioner of Vajrayana-Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism to discuss meditation basics here in Pune (India).

    I found Girish through his articles in Speaking Tree, a weekly supplement featured in a local newspaper. I looked him up, found out that he lives in the same city as I did and sent him an invite.

    Girish walked us through the 4 noble truths, a short introduction to buddhist thought, basic posture, and approach to thoughts in shamatha meditation. The group meditated together for about ten minutes to practice what we'd learned and dedicated the meetup to the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Those who attended (in the picture below) enjoyed Girish's talk and are from a city-wide community of entrepreneurs.

    2013-02-09 18.56.32.jpg

    Gassho,
    Santosh.
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    Last edited by santosh; 02-09-2013, 07:05 PM.
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    #2
    This is wonderful Santosh, good job.

    Gasho
    Shingen

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    • Jakudo
      Member
      • May 2009
      • 251

      #3
      Nice you could look up and meet with Girish Deshpande, excellent!
      Gassho, Jakudo Hinton
      Gassho, Shawn Jakudo Hinton
      It all begins when we say, “I”. Everything that follows is illusion.
      "Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment."
      寂道

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      • Tb
        Member
        • Jan 2008
        • 3186

        #4
        Hi.

        Santosh, Thank you for your practice.


        Mtfbwy
        Fugen
        Life is our temple and its all good practice
        Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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        • Koshin
          Member
          • Feb 2012
          • 938

          #5
          Great

          Gassho
          Thank you for your practice

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          • Jinyo
            Member
            • Jan 2012
            • 1957

            #6
            Excellent

            Gassho

            Willow

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            • Seimyo
              Member
              • Jan 2012
              • 861

              #7
              Great effort Santosh!
              Are there any plans to do another group meet?

              Gassho.
              Seimyo

              明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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              • Kyonin
                Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                • Oct 2010
                • 6742

                #8
                Thank you for sharing this, Santosh.

                Gassho,

                Kyonin
                Hondō Kyōnin
                奔道 協忍

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                • Myoku
                  Member
                  • Jul 2010
                  • 1487

                  #9
                  Thank you for making this happen, Santosh,
                  Gassho
                  Myoku

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                  • KellyRok
                    Member
                    • Jul 2008
                    • 1374

                    #10
                    Santosh,
                    How wonderful! Thank you for sharing this with us!

                    Gassho,
                    Kelly/Jinmei

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                    • Shohei
                      Member
                      • Oct 2007
                      • 2854

                      #11
                      Very Cool Santosh! Thank you for your practice!

                      Deep bows
                      Shohei

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                      • santosh
                        Member
                        • Nov 2012
                        • 54

                        #12
                        Thank you to all for the encouraging replies!

                        Originally posted by Seimyo
                        Are there any plans to do another group meet?
                        Yes! A few attendees are keen on meeting again and counseling with Girish Deshpande 1:1. I've looped all of them in together and they're working out when they can meet next.

                        I'll be continuing to explore and work on my daily practice.

                        Gassho,
                        Santosh.

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