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Thread: New Buddhist center opened

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    Hi all,

    I haven't been by for awhile. Even though I been coming here off an on over a year I still consider myself a beginner. I've fallen way way behind on my practice. But I finally get some vacation this week.

    And I just saw an article in the paper that a Buddhist temple just opened in our very conservative Christian area. I feel this is good news as I've had no guidance of any form.

    http://www.etruth.com/Know/News/Story.aspx?ID=514309

    can anyone share their thoughts with me on this place?

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    Can I get someone's thoughts?

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    I don't know anything about it, I live in the UK. Sorry roadrunner. Perhaps someone will give you an answer in time. Not everyone looks in every day.

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    I called the number on the thing, and he said they practice Mahayana...I'm not really familiar with the difference.

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    This might be helpful:

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    Is is the place Vietnamese? It looks like it. What area of the country do u live in and are you looking to continue practicing with a specific tradition? If, so which one?

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    I'm in Indiana. The people who founded it are mostly Laotian. Not sure what tradition to follow. I'm still learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replying to roadrunner570:
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    Laos is one of the main centres of Theravadan Buddhism,alone with Sri Lanka,Vietnam,Cambodia, and of course Thailand.
    Laotians have also a strong streak of Animism in their daily life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner570 #7:
    Not sure what tradition to follow. I'm still learning.
    Hi roadrunner,

    When I came here for the first time I was just a "Buddhist Book" practitioner. Being here I learnt a lot more reading the ]http://www.buddhismwithoutboundaries.com/img/smilies/grin.gif[/img]

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    dunno how close any of these places are to you, but I found a few:

    http://www.gardrolma.org/

    Don't know the center, but apparently it is connected with HE Garchen Rinpoche and it looks like he'll be visiting in July. imho, there are not many better spiritual guides out there than Garchen Rinpoche. Tibetan tradition: Drikung Kagyu

    http://columbusktc.org/

    Have done several retreats with with resident Western teacher there. He is fairly traditional and I like him well enough. Tibetan tradition connected with Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorje, Karma Kagyu lineage.

    http://www.indianabuddhist.org/contact.html

    Don't know anything about them, their website stated some connection with Dalai Lama, would think you can't go wrong there. Tibetan tradition.

    Apparently, I tend to find things related to the Tibetan tradition. Not surprising since I think very highly of it. Will post anything else I come across. I would think there would be some Zen centers around b/c they seem to be everywhere. I really don't know anything about Indiana. Good luck with your search!

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