I'm originally from Canada, and currently live in LA. I study the microbiology of the oceans, and have become interested in Buddhism because it offers something that my scientific practice cannot yet somehow connects and does not conflict with it, and it has been extremely helpful for me to understand myself and the world better, especially in difficult times.
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I recently picked up "The Feeling Buddha" by David Brazier, and it has been an enormous help during recent difficult times of my life.
Is your primary interest...
Personal Therapy, Support in your own part of the world
Other information / things you can offer
I can offer some knowledge about the Earth and its history based on what has been learned by scientists, and how it affects me. Maybe this kind of knowledge can help us to understand how small our lives truly are and how we are part of a long, long history on this planet.
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