Re: [Buddhism_101] Solitary Buddhist
- Hello, ken. It is good to see that you are still the group owner. There are lots of people, out there, who need just a little basic help. I'm sure there are people still on this group who would be glad to supply it.
I hope your practice is successful.
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Sent: 11/19/12 09:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Buddhism_101] Solitary Buddhist
On 11/19/2012 01:25 AM bek.winton wrote:
> Hello all & thank you for letting me join this group. I currently live
> in Dallas, TX. & am wondering if there is a temple here anyone could
> recommend. I do know there are several but I guess I'm being shy as I
> have been a solitary practitioner since I "became" Buddhist about 5
> years ago. I think mainly I need a group, temple, etc. that I can
> meditate with & learn from. Thank you for your time.
Yahoo used to have a mapping app which I configured for this group to
help people locate Buddhist temples and organizations in various areas.
But for some reason that application (and all the data that was in it)
was taken down and so no longer exists.
But you should have gotten an email when you signed up for this group,
an email which addressed that question. It just said to look in the
Files and Links sections of this group's web site. People have posted
information there on Buddhist temples in their areas.
If you don't find anything helpful there, there's always google. Most
Buddhist temples have web sites now and I would guess that you should
find several in the Dallas area.
Finally, different people like different flavors (or schools) of
Buddhism. You might even favor one particular temple today, but in a
few years find another which you like even more. You don't have to stay
with the same one for your entire life, nor is it any kind of rule that
you must attend just one temple. You're the best person to decide which
suits you best.
"When the people find they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic."