[Sticky] Please introduce yourself to the community
Welcome to the Forum for the 8-week program "Introduction to Buddhism"!
This Forum is intended as a place for community building, conversation and discussion. We have a wide diversity of nationalities, backgrounds, interests and experience among the people that have signed up for the program - there are a lot of fascinating people to meet! As of August 1, we have more than 550 sign-ups from 51 countries (see attached map).
If you are interested in getting to know some fellow Buddhists and non-Buddhists from around the world, please join in! We hope this Forum will be an opportunity for learning, sharing, and hopefully making some new friends!
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and say a little more about what you're hoping to get out of this program.
Hello everyone, I am Mario Dominguez from Brazil, I have no hope beyond being in connection with the Sangha and progressing along the way.
Hi dear all, I'm Mariel Hespanhol from Brazil. I rejoice in so many people from different countries and backgrounds taking this program! Thank you Alex Trisoglio and of course Rinpoche la for this great opportunity!
Wishing you all the very best 🙏🏼
Hi everyone, I'm Gayatri from Mumbai, India. I'm a vipassana and ngondrogar practitioner. Also a student of the Nalanda Diploma. IMHO the more one connects with a variety of teachers the more one's insight expands. Here for the community and learning from all of you. Looking forward,
I am Vikas. I am from Delhi, India. I am a Vipassana Meditation practitioner. Professionally, I am a tech entrepreneur. Looking forward to learning and discussing with you all.
Thanks. Much metta to all.
Hi, My name is Michelle, I am from Calgary, Canada and I very much appreciate the offerings of teachings.
I am looking forward to learning from everyone, I have been studying (and trying to apply) Buddhism for 6 years but have a lifelong interest in people and how we use/or don't use our mind.
Hope to learn and deepen my understanding and connect and converse.
Hi everyone, I am tshering zangmo from New York. I am doing nyongro and hoping to learn so many to unlearn. Thanks for giving this opportunity to explore more and learn more with different poeple around the universe. Thanks Alex and Rinpoche la🙏
Hi I’m Shuyu and I’m from Sydney 🙂
I’ve been interested in Buddhism since grade 9 when I was tasked with a project on it. It’s been a long time since then but over the last two years I’ve been learning about the three jewels and reading books from different traditions. I’m looking to learn more and figure out which tradition or mix of traditions I would like to follow.
Hello everyone! It is a pleasure to be among you, even at a distance. I'm from rio de janeiro. I started to study Buddhism shortly before the pandemic, I didn't have the opportunity for more face-to-face contacts, not even a single retreat. Studies are through reading and courses like this. Doubts are many and there are few opportunities to discuss. I hope this course is the right place for that. A hug
I'm Jeorgein. Sending warm greetings to all from Malaysia.
😀 Hi everyone! I'm from Hong Kong. I started learning the Buddha dharma 6 years ago and started meditating 4 years ago. I work as a finance lawyer and am eager to learn from and practice with all of you! I am also picking up the Tibetan language for the moment.
Hi this is Parigul Ziad from Pakistan, Balochistan due to this pandemic condition are worst I thought why not to join this program get knowledge.
Hi everyone, I am joining from Finland but am from New York.
I am excited for this program. I have been interested in Buddhism since I was a kid, but only really started learning some a few years ago when I switched from a business career to become a Yoga teacher. I look forward to the course. Thank you Alex.
Hello this is Asun, spanish living in Italy, happy to be here.
I am yoga teacher and practice meditation. Thank you for the opportunity.
Hello, I'm Ursula from Germany and grateful for having the opportunity to learn.
Hello, my name is Boguslaw Biniek. I'm from Poland, living in Brussels. I started learning about Buddha Dharma before my trip to Bhutan 2015. Since then I continue with books, online classes, guided meditation.
I'm Eka, a PhD student from Russia /Austria.
I'm happy (actually suoerhappy and overexcited) to explore more of the Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoché's oeuvre in the best company of keen learners and seekers.
Thank you so very much for organising the course, dear Alex and the team.
All the very best and happy Dakini Day!
Im Alejandro Cosme, I’m from Mexico, I’m a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
I’m a Chewbacca Summoner
Connie from Seattle here. Have been a Buddhist a long time now, but it's always good to revisit the fundamentals, and Alex is a great teacher. Looking forward to hearing these talks, and the discussion. As the great Trungpa Rinpoche would say, 'jolly good'!
Hello everyone, I am Kennie, Chinese, from UK, completely new to Tibetan Buddhism, very grateful to accept me here, willing to learn from scratch. I have some Chinese Chan/Zen meditation experience at beginning level. thank you! 🌹
Hi-hi to everyone! Jamyang from Sweden. Happy to hang around. May auspiciousness abide!
Hello Everyone! Hope all of you are doing well 🌸
I am Niharika from India.
Always had an interest in Buddhism but never had any formal teachings and always happy to learn 🙂
Tashi Delek Everyone,
I'm chan from Malaysia.
Thank you very much for this opportunity.
May all be happy and healthy always.
Greetings from San Francisco.
I have been fascinated with Buddhism ever since I lived in Bhutan for five years in the 1980s.
I look forward to expanding my understanding of dharma in this course.
Thanks for making it available.