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  • chrisandniki
    • Jul 2024

    Hello all from a new member

    Hello all,

    My name's Chris and I live in Texas. I'm new to meditation, but am a dedicated practicioner of yoga and hiking (which is what brought me to explore Zazen I guess

    I just purchased Opening the Hand of Thought and plan to participate in the discussions.

    You all have an incredible community here, and I'm looking forward to practicing with you all.

    Sincerely,
    Chris
  • Fuken
    Member
    • Sep 2006
    • 435

    #2
    Welcome aboard!

    Gassho,
    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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    • Lynn
      Member
      • Oct 2007
      • 180

      #3
      Hi Chris! Welcome! Where in TX are you located? I have a grandson in Nolanville but couldn't even begin to tell you where that is... :? My son was stationed at Ft. Hood for awhile...hence, grandson etc.

      In Gassho~

      *Lynn
      When we wish to teach and enlighten all things by ourselves, we are deluded; when all things teach and enlighten us, we are enlightened. ~Dogen "Genjo Koan"

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      • Shohei
        Member
        • Oct 2007
        • 2854

        #4
        Hello and Welcome Chris!

        Gassho
        Dirk

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        • Rev R
          Member
          • Jul 2007
          • 457

          #5
          Howdy Tex :P

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          • louis
            Member
            • Aug 2007
            • 172

            #6
            Hey Chris, where in Texas? I'm originally from San Antonio, where store entrances would post a sign stating "Se habla Ingles." Welcome.

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            • chrisandniki

              #7
              Thank you for welcome!

              Thank you all for the warm welcome . . . I'm near Dallas.

              Lynn, sure I've heard of Nolanville. It's in Central Texas. And louis -- San Antonio's one of my favorite cities (anyone who has never been should definately visit San Antonio's Riverwalk sometime).

              As for me -- No hablo español

              Thank you all again. I'm sure I'll have many questions for you in the days to come.

              Sincerely,
              Chris

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              • TracyF
                Member
                • Nov 2007
                • 188

                #8
                I'm originally from San Antonio
                Hey Louis! I lived there for over 10 years. Got married in the Church in La Villita and had my reception in the Holiday Inn on the River Walk. My parents still live there. I tell ya, San Antonio is growing like mad.

                Hi Chris and welcome!

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                • Jun
                  Member
                  • Jun 2007
                  • 236

                  #9
                  Hello and welcome!
                  Gassho
                  Jun
                  The life and teachings of Suzuki Shõsan Rõshi - http://kongoshin.blogspot.com/

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                  • Longdog
                    Member
                    • Nov 2007
                    • 448

                    #10
                    Hi
                    [url:x8wstd0h]http://moder-dye.blogspot.com/[/url:x8wstd0h]

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                    • Ankai
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Nov 2007
                      • 909

                      #11
                      Howdy
                      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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                      • Eika
                        Member
                        • Sep 2007
                        • 806

                        #12
                        Welcome!

                        Bill
                        [size=150:m8cet5u6]??[/size:m8cet5u6] We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life---John Cage

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                        • Steve
                          Member
                          • Nov 2007
                          • 21

                          #13
                          Hello and welcome!

                          Steve

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                          • Mika
                            Member
                            • Nov 2007
                            • 64

                            #14
                            Hello Chris and welcome!
                            [i:za7h9q7z]Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.[/i:za7h9q7z]

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                            • Bansho
                              Member
                              • Apr 2007
                              • 532

                              #15
                              Hi Chris,

                              Welcome, see you around in the book club.

                              Gassho
                              Ken
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