Greetings from the damp NW.

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  • Kanno
    Member
    • Dec 2007
    • 13

    Greetings from the damp NW.

    Hello everyone. It is very good to meet you all.

    My name (in the real world) is Topher, since I was tired of everyone using the same part of my name that I did. (Christopher. They can have the first half, I'll take the second.) I am a massage therapist in training from Albany, Oregon. I am also beginning to take flight lessons, and just starting a new job at the local airport. What can I say, I love flight.

    The closest Zendo to my home is about an hour drive, and between classes, work, my wife and our dogs, I have never gotten a chance to visit. As such, my zen learning is primarily out of books. That's fine most of the time, but getting advice when I feel lost is a Good Thing.

    I don't tend towards forums, although this one has drawn me in quite a bit so who knows... If I disappear for a while, it's probably due to a lack of time.

    Well, enough rambling from me... Talk to you all later.

    Gassho

    -Kanno
  • will
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 2331

    #2
    Hey topher. Welcome.

    G,W
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    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
    To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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    • paige
      Member
      • Apr 2007
      • 234

      #3
      Hello back at you, from snowy Western Canada!

      Welcome to the forum.

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      • Rev R
        Member
        • Jul 2007
        • 457

        #4
        good morning

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        • Ankai
          Treeleaf Unsui
          • Nov 2007
          • 912

          #5
          hi Kano
          Gassho!
          護道 安海


          -Godo Ankai

          I'm still just starting to learn. I'm not a teacher. Please don't take anything I say too seriously. I already take myself too seriously!

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          • Fuken
            Member
            • Sep 2006
            • 435

            #6
            A cold and damp North West, Welcome aboard from another north-westerner!

            Take Care,
            Jordan
            Yours in practice,
            Jordan ("Fu Ken" translates to "Wind Sword", Dharma name givin to me by Jundo, I am so glad he did not name me Wind bag.)

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            • Shohei
              Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 2854

              #7
              Hiya and welcome Topher!

              Gassho
              Dirk

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              • Dainin
                Member
                • Sep 2007
                • 389

                #8
                Hi Topher,

                Welcome!

                Best,
                Keith

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                • louis
                  Member
                  • Aug 2007
                  • 172

                  #9
                  Good to meet you Topher, welcome to the leaf.

                  Best Wishes,
                  Louis

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                  • Ankai
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Nov 2007
                    • 912

                    #10
                    I am a massage therapist in training from Albany, Oregon.

                    Me too! What school, and what type of massage?
                    Gassho!
                    護道 安海


                    -Godo Ankai

                    I'm still just starting to learn. I'm not a teacher. Please don't take anything I say too seriously. I already take myself too seriously!

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                    • Kanno
                      Member
                      • Dec 2007
                      • 13

                      #11
                      Originally posted by KvonNJ
                      I am a massage therapist in training from Albany, Oregon.

                      Me too! What school, and what type of massage?
                      The Oregon School of Massage (original name, ne?). I am studying Shiatsu primarily. I plan to offer Swedish as relaxation if someone asks, but Shiatsu is definitely my focus. I'm about halfway through schooling, and since I am taking it slow that puts me about a year from graduating.

                      How about you?

                      Gassho

                      -Kanno

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                      • Bansho
                        Member
                        • Apr 2007
                        • 532

                        #12
                        Hi Topher,

                        Welcome, nice to have you here.

                        Gassho
                        Ken
                        ??

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                        • John
                          Member
                          • Sep 2007
                          • 272

                          #13
                          Hi Topher,

                          Welcome to Treeleaf

                          Gassho,
                          John

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                          • Undo
                            Member
                            • Jun 2007
                            • 495

                            #14
                            How do you do?

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                            • Gregor
                              Member
                              • Apr 2007
                              • 638

                              #15
                              Topher,

                              Welcome!! I think you'll find this "forum", a great way to add a sangha into your life.

                              take care,

                              Greg
                              Jukai '09 Dharma Name: Shinko 慎重(Prudent Calm)

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