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User: dharmasisters (posted by greytweed)
Date: 2006-10-05 15:32
Subject: Welcome!
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Hello, all!

When I realized that the only Buddhist community on LJ that was woman-specific was buddhistmoms, I decided to create this one.

My name is Rachael, and I attend Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji, a Rinzai temple in Seattle. I am relatively new to Buddhism, but not to contemplative practice. I feel very drawn to compassionate action, and am also a member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

Anyone else?
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User: isobelpetrofic
Date: 2006-10-20 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: introduction
Tashi Delek! My name is Megan, and though I've been studying buddhism for a few years independantly, I just took refuge with H.E. Thritsab Rinpoche the summer before last. I follow the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, and I'm studying "The Words of My Perfect Teacher," by Patrul Rinpoche with my sangha. I'm also following study of "Vast as the Heavens Deep as the Sea: verses in praise of Bodhicitta," on a myspace group version of the sangha. I still have alot to learn! Though Vajrayana is my focus, I have respect for all religions, and also all sects of Buddhism. I'm a big fan of people from other traditions such as Pema Chodon, and Thich Naht Hahn. (sp?) I'm fairly new to being Buddhist as well, and I love the idea of a site for Buddhist women. :) I will definately look into the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, for I believe in pacifict action.
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User: greytweed
Date: 2006-10-24 14:01 (UTC)
Subject: Re: introduction
I have a copy of "The Words of My Perfect Teacher," along with the guide by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang---but they are in my stack of books "to be read." Hopefully I'll get to them around the first of the year. :-)

I've been to Chenrezig meditation at Sakya Monastery here in Seattle, and it's lovely. One of my best friends took refuge there four years ago. It's a very thriving community, and one I enjoy visiting, even if I'm not a Vajrayana Buddhist.

I also have a great deal to learn! :-)
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User: my_alter_ego_2
Date: 2006-11-06 20:52 (UTC)
Subject: hello ladies!!!
What a wonderful idea for a community! I'm very happy to have stumbled across it.

My name's Heather and I live in Toronto, Canada. I'm relatively new to Buddhism. I attending a few sittings/meetings at the Toronto Buddhist Center, but truth to be told, I much prefer the solitary practice...at least at this point.

I find myself particularly drawn to Zen Buddhism, but I have a lot (and I mean A LOT) yet to learn.

I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to friend the both of you.

I look forward to talking with both of you....

Until later...

~ Heather ~
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User: greytweed
Date: 2006-11-06 21:38 (UTC)
Subject: Re: hello ladies!!!
Keyword:You are not alone
Hello and welcome!

I don't mind being "friended" a bit---I'll do the same for you, and then you can find out about my never-ending struggle to get up at 4:30 in the morning. *laugh*
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User: my_alter_ego_2
Date: 2006-11-07 14:25 (UTC)
Subject: Re: hello ladies!!!

4:30am??? Wow...that hurts to even think about. :)

By the way, I've been enjoying some of the links you've got posted on your page...particularily the View on Buddhism. I spent more than a couple of hours last night reading through the material.

~ H ~
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User: winterbv
Date: 2006-12-25 15:41 (UTC)
Subject: Tashi Delek!
I have had an account here for some time but never put it together, posted, joined communities, etc. Today, set up my journal and went looking for 'community' since that's part of my reason for being on LJ in the first place.

I took refuge with Garchen Rinpoche a few years back. I've been studying various religious and spiritual practices all of my life (I'm heading for 56 next month - that's years, not practices!) now finding myself deeper and deeper into Tibetan practice.

I do White Tara daily - am learning the Grain Mandala. My hope is to start heading up to NYC regularly to participate at Shambhala and do their Warrior Training.

Glad to see you here and hope that our little community can proliferate.

May all benefit!
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User: bloemfontein
Date: 2007-09-09 17:08 (UTC)
Subject: hello
hi, I myself am very, very new to Buddhism. Any advise you could share?
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