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Nobody has started posting yet, so I figured I'd start posting some entries.

If you guys would like to make introductory posts to get things started, you're more than welcome. I'm [personal profile] nebulosity, and I'm the current maintainer of this community. I first became interested in Buddhism in 2007, and I actually started practicing in August 2008. I finally decided that Zen Buddhism suits me best, so that's what I'm currently practicing.

Currently reading...
Books I'm currently reading include Eat Sleep Sit by Kaoru Nonomura, Awakening the Buddhist Heart by Lama Surya Das, and also Universe in a Single Atom by H. H. The Dalai Lama. All are great so far!

Favorite Books and Authors...
I always recommend Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das, who is one of my favorite authors. I think it's a really good book for people who are new to (Tibetan) Buddhism. It was the first book on Buddhism I read. I've also taken an interest in books by Thich Nhat Hanh, and recently finished reading Present Moment, Wonderful Moment, which I -highly- recommend for anyone seeking to incorporate more mindfulness in every day activities.

Something I found interesting recently...

I browse YouTube often for videos on Buddhism, and one day I checked my "recommended videos" section and found a video on Palden Dorje, the boy who meditated for 3.5 years straight. His story fascinated me greatly, so I searched for more videos and found a discovery channel documentary on him. If anyone is interested, I embedded the videos below the cut.

Discovery Channel documentary... )

Anyway, please feel free to introduce yourselves or start posting. I'll be sure to post more often too. If you decide to post, don't forget to add tags to your entry.


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