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Post by clyde » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:27 am

A few days ago I joined Dharma Wheel and there I read that ZFI has been reborn as Zen Space :)

Here is “My ‘Hello’ post” on Dharma Wheel:
Hello.

And hello again as I recognize some of the members of Dharma Wheel and some may remember me from other forums.

I’m 70 years old and have read, studied and practiced Buddhism for almost 50 years, mostly as a ‘solo practitioner’ with an inclination toward the simplicity of Zen and zazen, the penetrating insight of the Tibetan schools, and the Pali suttas and jhana practices of the Theravada/Vipassana schools. For the last 10 years I’ve been a member of a peer-led, non-sectarian Buddhist meditation group. And because the group is non-sectarian, I’ve had the opportunity to sit with a wide variety of Buddhist teachers.

It’s been a while since I actively participated on a forum, so we’ll see what happens (or doesn’t).
To this I’ll add a poem I believe I shared in my introduction post on ZFI:

Alone, an empty-can-sound,
Here, the chattering of monkeys,
Still, no-soul to no-soul,
We seek community.

Do no harm,
clyde
“Enlightenment means to see what harm you are involved in and to renounce it.” David Brazier, The New Buddhism

“The most straightforward advice on awakening enlightened mind is this: practice not causing harm to anyone—yourself or others—and every day, do what you can to be helpful.” Pema Chodron, “What to Do When the Going Gets Rough”

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Re: Hello

Post by Wayfarer » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:35 am

Hi Clyde - welcome - actually I do remember you from ZFI, I used to post there back in the day, as Sunyavadi. Anyway, welcome aboard.

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Re: Hello

Post by lindama » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:54 am

hi Clyde,
Great to see you again! Missed you! :waving:
linda

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Re: Hello

Post by michaeljc » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:00 am

Greetings clyde

:waving:

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Re: Hello

Post by jundocohen » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:17 am

Hi "Do No Harm" Clyde!

I think everyone knows Clyde and "Do No Harm" ....

http://www.donoharm.us/

Gassho, J
Teacher at Treeleaf Zendo, a Soto Zen Sangha, an online practice place for folks who cannot commute to a Zen Center due to health, living in remote areas, work or family needs. The focus is Shikantaza 'Just Sitting' Zazen http://www.treeleaf.org

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Re: Hello

Post by Dan74 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:53 am

Very happy to "see" you here, Clyde.

_/|\_

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Post by fuki » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:23 am

jundocohen wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:17 am
Hi "Do No Harm" Clyde!

I think everyone knows Clyde and "Do No Harm" ....

http://www.donoharm.us/

Gassho, J
haha yes, almost everytime I hear it said or written I remember Clyde.

Great to see you again Clyde. :D :558:
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Re: Hello

Post by Larry » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:39 am

:558:

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Re: Hello

Post by KeithA » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:59 pm

Hello there, old friend!!

_/|\_
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Re: Hello

Post by clyde » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:58 am

Thank you. It's nice to see old friends and make new friends.
“Enlightenment means to see what harm you are involved in and to renounce it.” David Brazier, The New Buddhism

“The most straightforward advice on awakening enlightened mind is this: practice not causing harm to anyone—yourself or others—and every day, do what you can to be helpful.” Pema Chodron, “What to Do When the Going Gets Rough”

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Re: Hello

Post by Fruitzilla » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:48 am

Hi Clyde!

Don't know if you remember me, but I do remember you! :558:

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Post by clyde » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:29 pm

Yes, of course, I remember you and the former ZFI members though it had been awhile since I participated there.

I was sorry to see that ZFI ceased to exist (impermanence), but glad to see that it had been reborn.
“Enlightenment means to see what harm you are involved in and to renounce it.” David Brazier, The New Buddhism

“The most straightforward advice on awakening enlightened mind is this: practice not causing harm to anyone—yourself or others—and every day, do what you can to be helpful.” Pema Chodron, “What to Do When the Going Gets Rough”

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