Ben

2021-07-26T20:05:35+00:00

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Albert

2021-07-26T20:05:50+00:00

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William

2021-07-27T19:42:04+00:00

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Willy and Kim

2021-07-24T00:42:06+00:00

My first exposure to Buddhism wasn’t significant. In fact, it was a turn off. A man who claimed to be Buddhist visited our high school and basically told our class his goal was to become a heartless robot. Well, not entirely, but pretty much… There wasn’t any joy. 

Alex G

2021-01-17T01:54:38+00:00

Grew up Jewish. Initially fascinated by the power of the mind, related to athletic performance.

Jogen

2021-07-24T00:42:31+00:00

Jogen Salzberg, Sensei has been practicing Zen since 1997, he entered monastic training at Great Vow in 2003 and received Dharma Transmission from Chozen Bays, Roshi and Hogen Bays, Roshi in 2017.

Jude and Emma

2021-01-18T03:43:34+00:00

I remember seeing Buddhist images on trips to India with my family. Seeing Zen images associated with martial arts, I started when I was 7.

Bryn

2021-01-17T01:56:34+00:00

Besides reading a few books over the years, I was first exposed to Buddhism twenty years ago. I was in a transition period of my life, leaving a relationship and moving to a new town. One of my main goals was to find a spiritual community.

Clare

2021-07-24T00:42:57+00:00

i was first exposed to buddhism as a teenager and though this is definitely not for me - all that focus on suffering ! growing up in a catholic family suited my devotional /wild girl nature quite well.

Tamara

2021-01-20T19:54:29+00:00

I was first introduced to Buddhism during a course in college on world religions. I was raised Lutheran but was so confused and questioning of it my entire childhood.

Linda

2021-01-20T19:55:27+00:00

Retired Lawyer from Portland, OR. In the fall of 2004, a friend asked me to attend with him and I did. The first time I went, I knew I would return. Not sure I would call that experience knowing this was the path for me; what I knew at that point was that being able to stop talking, to be away from being an “expert”.

Lisa

2021-01-20T19:57:17+00:00

I became exposed to the dharma when I was dealing with chronic pain. I was required to meditate as part of my treatment, and at the time I couldn’t relax any of my muscles. But the meditation helped me learn to relax. My massage therapist told me it was as if I’d switched bodies. That change was so profound that I got curious about what else meditation could do for me.

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