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Where is everyone from?

NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

someone from another conversation posted that they are the only Buddhist in their location, so I figure if you I create a post asking where is everyone from, we can meet fellow Buddhist from our community :)

dantepw

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  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    I'm in Tampa, FL USA :)

  • dantepwdantepw Veteran Veteran
    edited March 2015
    Awh that is so kind of you!! :) thank you!! <3
    NichyEarthninja
  • dantepwdantepw Veteran Veteran
    São Paulo - Brazil!
  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    @dantepw just trying to help a fellow Buddhist :)

    dantepw
  • misecmisc1misecmisc1 I am a Hindu India Veteran

    I am from India - but wait a minute - you asked about Buddhist - oops - not a Buddhist sorry, but a Hindu - but can try to help, if someone needs some help. :)

    dantepwEarthninja
  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    that's find, Hindu are welcome as well :)

  • karastikarasti Breathing Minnesota Moderator

    In the sticks, far northeast Minnesota (USA). But I can say, despite living in a very conservative, Christian community, I am not the only Buddhist in my town :) Though I think maybe the only one here.

    Whoever it is who is all on their own, if you have a community bulletin board, an organic foods store, a yoga class...anything remotely like that, you will find like minded people even if they may not be Buddhist. They tend to congregate in like-areas...but you might never see them if you don't look.

    EarthninjaNichy
  • tibellustibellus Veteran Veteran
    Land of vampires, Romania. :awesome:
    EarthninjalobsterKundoBuddhadragon
  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    @tibellus just finished seeing the new Dracula movie about a week ago.. I find it very interesting, is there a true regarding the storyline about Romanian joining the Persian army?

  • Will_BakerWill_Baker Veteran Vermont Veteran

    Central Vermont, USA

  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    @Will_Baker awesome!!! I grew up in boston, a fellow new Englander :)

  • tibellustibellus Veteran Veteran
    @Nichy yes, if you are talking about the janissaries. But that movie gets a lot of things wrong on the "real side" of the story. :smile: They were boys taken from countries that were conquered or paying tribute to the Ottoman Empire. As far as I know from history, every such country had to provide a number of boys once in a while. The janissaries were an elite corps that was somewhere between slaves and freemen: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janissary
  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Vancouver Canada
    Maybe because it has been a bit of an Asian gateway to North America or maybe because it's climate is relatively mild but
    it seems to have teachers & groups representing just about every Buddhist school I can think of, and often with multiple duplications through different lineages.

    Nichydantepw
  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    @tibellus interesting and thank you for the link. what's the "real side" of the story?

  • tibellustibellus Veteran Veteran
    Well, that depends on which side of the story one's ancestors were. I don't know a lot about the subject and I don't want to upset anyone by saying something wrong. But no matter what, this battle never happened, there was no fight to save the young boys from becoming janissaries. One of the things that I can mention and won't upset any of the sides is the fact that that the Romanian countries back then were Orthodox Christians, and if I remember well, the monks from the movie were of a Catholic denomination.
  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    oh ok, thank you for sharing @tibellus :)

  • tibellustibellus Veteran Veteran

    @Nichy thank you too. :smile: And just to see how different the views about Vlad the Impaler were (and are), you can have a look over these two articles about the movie:

    https://aelarsen.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/dracula-untold-dont-go-see-this-movie/

    http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/what-historical-inaccuracies-dracula-untold-tell-us-about-rise-islamophobia

  • PöljäPöljä Veteran Veteran
    edited March 2015

    The eastern church (The Orthodoxy), the western church (The Catholics), and the Islamic Ottomanic empire have caused guite a lot mess in the south-east Europe that we shouldn't ignore. It's no good to stick into the past, but we have to learn about the past mistakes.

    tibellus
  • VastmindVastmind Veteran Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited March 2015

    Look right there .... ^ ..... above the edit time ..... :mrgreen:

  • BunksBunks Veteran Australia Veteran

    I live just outside Melbourne in Australia. Lots of different buddhist centres in this part of the world.......

    Nichy
  • PöljäPöljä Veteran Veteran

    I live in a town in Northern Finland that is somewhat bigger than Oxford in England. Got interested in Buddhism in the 80's. Some TM courses those days, but I never took part on them, although I was really interested. Still no "real" Buddhist activity around here.

    Nichy
  • genkakugenkaku Veteran Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran
    edited March 2015

    Northampton, Massachusetts, USA and there is Buddhist activity in this neck of the woods.

    (I once saw a map that documented Buddhist populations in the U.S. The majority of self-professed Buddhists were on the east and west coasts. There were a couple of hot spots in the middle of the country, but otherwise forgetaboutit. I suspect this is one of the reasons the high-profile, high-pay teachers seldom visit small centers and small centers tend to wither.)

    PS. All that talk about Dracula made me realize I wouldn't say no to a set of canines to go with the Buddhist get-up. :)

    VastmindNichytibellus
  • DavidDavid some guy Veteran
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Just a smidge south of Toronto.

    Eh
    Nichy
  • EarthninjaEarthninja Wanderer West Australia Veteran
    I live near Perth, West Australia.

    It's so great how so many different countries come together.

    Namaste all
    Nichydantepw
  • genkakugenkaku Veteran Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

    It's so great how so many different countries come together.

    As a computer doofus, one of the most wonderful Internet functions I ever saw and used was a function on e-sangha, a Buddhist site now hacked and deceased. There was a chat room in which people could talk/write to each other in real time. It used to blow my mind that I could be in a chat room with participants from Finland, Australia, Germany, England, Sumatra, India, Ukraine and wherever all else ... all at the same time.

    Nichy
  • kokorokokoro Explorer Explorer

    @Bunks said:
    I live just outside Melbourne in Australia. Lots of different buddhist centres in this part of the world.......

    I'm originally from Geelong, where are you situated?
    I'm currently in Hobart, Tasmania, not planning on going anywhere for a while!

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @genkaku said:
    As a computer doofus, one of the most wonderful Internet functions I ever saw and used was a function on e-sangha, a Buddhist site now hacked and deceased. There was a chat room in which people could talk/write to each other in real time. It used to blow my mind that I could be in a chat room with participants from Finland, Australia, Germany, England, Sumatra, India, Ukraine and wherever all else ... all at the same time.

    The only good thing about e-sangha that went down with the ship.

  • NamadaNamada Veteran Veteran
    edited April 2015

    @genkaku there is maybe a buddhist forum at mIRC or at Hexchat same as IRC just for free...
    You can speak in real time with people..would be fun to make one channel for newbuddhist.com ;)

  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    @namada that would be great, if we have a chat here...

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited April 2015

    I think this is a topic that has arisen before, and as I recall it's not something @Linc can either actually do, or feels necessary to set up.
    I don't want to put words in his mouth though, so I may be remembering incorrectly.

  • NamadaNamada Veteran Veteran
    edited April 2015

    It would be more "action" with a live chat community :) Its very easy to make one channel at for example Hexchat, everybody can come in and join and its free :) Actually there are one channel there already made for dhamma talkers...but with few members

    Or you can make a chat room direct at this site, but then its more work for @Linc

  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    we can have Chat event... like a meet and chat once a month lol

  • BunksBunks Veteran Australia Veteran

    @kokoro said:
    I'm currently in Hobart, Tasmania, not planning on going anywhere for a while!

    Hi @kokoro. I live in Lara (just the Melbourne side of Geelong).

    I love Tasmania! I'd happily live there except the industry I work in is pretty much just based in the major cities. Not much opportunity in Tassie.

    Eliz
  • ElizEliz Explorer Arizona, USA Explorer

    I live in Arizona, USA. Hello to everyone! :)

    Bunks
  • dantepwdantepw Veteran Veteran

    @Earthninja you live close to Buddhist Society WA!!!! <3

    Bunks
  • DairyLamaDairyLama Veteran Veteran

    @federica said:> The only good thing about e-sangha that went down with the ship.

    No, it was a great forum, and it spawned many of the contemporary forums.

  • JohnMacJohnMac Veteran Veteran

    Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. I'm pretty much alone here !

    NichyBunks
  • NichyNichy Explorer Explorer

    @JohnMac welcome to the group... :)

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    My hometown, pic I took recently :)

    KundoNichy
  • KundoKundo Veteran Sydney, Australia Veteran

    Sydney, Australia - home of the best AFL team in the country (sorry @Bunks :P )

    NichyBunks
  • NamadaNamada Veteran Veteran

    Land of the vikings Norway

    NichyKundo
  • shadowleavershadowleaver Veteran Veteran
    San Francisco.
    Nichy
  • VanilliVanilli Veteran Veteran

    Manchester, UK. We have a few Buddhist centres here so I've met quite a few local Buddhists :)

    Nichy
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the land of the end of the world.
    There are many Buddhist centres here.
    But I live in Basel, Switzerland, also with a wide range of Buddhist centres available...

    Nichy
  • BuddhadragonBuddhadragon Ehipassiko & Carpe Diem Samsara Veteran

    Just in case, for those who think that Argentina is a tropical jungle -if I were paid a cent for every European who thinks I am a monkey from Amazonia- the picture is from Patagonia, Argentina, not from Switzerland =)

    Nichy
  • kokorokokoro Explorer Explorer

    @Bunks said:

    Ahh, I know Lara quite well, I used to teach karate at the local school there a few years ago, handy to both Geelong and Melbourne!

    Bunks
  • KundoKundo Veteran Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @Namada said:
    Land of the vikings Norway

    Awesome. I have family in Oslo and Kristianasund :+1:

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