Here is “My ‘Hello’ post” on Dharma Wheel:
To this I’ll add a poem I believe I shared in my introduction post on ZFI: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).
Alone, an empty-can-sound,
Here, the chattering of monkeys,
Still, no-soul to no-soul,
We seek community.
Do no harm,