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Jacksonville, FL
Hometown: Blue Island, Illinois

Member since:

March 23, 2005

What draws you to the Buddhist lifestyle/religion/philosophy?

As a child I was drawn to the Martial Arts. This intrigued me to learn more about Asia, Buddhists and Buddhism. Originally, born and raised Catholic, I wanted to expand my spiritual awareness. The teachings of Buddha fit into my philosophy of life.

Do you follow a particular Buddhist Path? Why this path?

I'm a member of a Korean Zen Buddhist Temple in Chicago. However, I have been a member of many other sects as well. Tibetan, Japanese, Chinese (Taiwanese) and Sri Lanka (Sinhalese). Over the years all my Buddhist paths have converged harmoniously.

Why have you joined this group?

To do my part in propagating the Buddha's teachings to everyone in every place that's possible. To me, there is no greater study, nor more noble a path. There was no finer teacher, Prophet, Wiseman, Shaman, or Sage than Shakyamuni; The Buddha.

After you are done here, could you go into your profile, add a picture, edit the intro, don't leave it blank like everyone tends to?

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Hi, I'm Marc Allen (aka IronBuddha) I've been studying and practicing many types of Buddhism since 1985. I've recently joined the Military Sealift Command and have left Florida. I really miss the meetups with the group, and hope to come back one day.

What IronBuddha is saying about this Meetup Group

I feel we generate a lot of good Karma, and keep the energy flowing.

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