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Buddhism Newbie
satya1983 wrote in buddhistgroup
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to Buddhism in so far as I have developed a keen (and sincere) interest in it, but I have no practical knowledge, no training, no teacher to help guide me.

I went to the home of a Tibetan Buddhist yesterday who said that there are 84,000 paths of Buddhism and once I choose the one that's right for me, then that will be the path I commit to: one teacher, one guru, one path.

That's very intimidating information. 84,000 - and only one path. I don't know where to start, or who to talk to, or even what questions to ask: All I know is that I want to learn.

I'm based in Calgary, Alberta and there seems to be a few (not many) options in terms of groups of temples. I've started emailing some to see if I can come in for a chat and to ask questions. Beyond that, I'm not sure what else to do.

Any advice? There's so much information out there, especially online, I really don't know how to determine which of it is reliable.

Thank you so much!

With Gratitude,