I am quite new in my practice and I live in an area that has no Buddhist or temples nearby.
How do people find support when they live in areas that have no Buddhist nearby ?

Hi Edward,

My apology for the late response, as I missed checking mail on this address.  Welcome to the peaceful world of Buddhism.  

In this day of the internet, you can always search for Buddhist forums, fb, and all things related to Buddhism.  The internet provides unlimited amount of info; be they Buddhist talks, videos and Dhamma materials.  Whatever in your mind that you wish to find, just Google search.  If you are looking for personal/social support, then of course you need to search deeper.  You may want to try this site http://www.buddhanet.net/ which will lead you to a diverse source on Buddhism and Buddhist activities worldwide.

Another informative site with interesting video talks is http://www.dhammaloka.org.au/

And of course you can ask questions here.

Hope this help.   

Justin Choo


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All your questions will be answered, and you may not have to agree with the answers. Such is the beauty of Buddhism. I follow the Theravada tradition, and have been studying Buddhism for more than 50 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.


I was brought up in the 50's as a Buddhist. For the past 50 years I have read numerous books on Buddhism and listened to numerous talks on Buddhism by well-respected and learned monks and lay teachers. I have conducted Buddhist classes for parents of Sunday School children in a Theravada Buddhist Temple. My teacher was the late Chief Reverend, The Ven. K Sri Dhammananda of The Brickfields Buddhist Mahavihara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can view the relevant website in memory of my revered late teacher @ http://www.ksridhammananda.com and my blog posting at http://blackandwhite999.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-revered-teacher.html

I am a life member of the Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT MY BLOG @ http://lifeislikethat999.blogspot.com/ Published a book called "The Rainbow And The Treasure". It is a compilation of extracts from various sources to introduce Buddhism to beginners. (Currently out of print)

Bachelor of Commerce And Administration, Victoria University Of Wellington, NZ.(1974)

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