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Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:51 am

would it be possible if neccesary to have a room, a sort of a cross between the lounge and modern theravada rooms, where Theravadhan Buddhist education, modern interpretations such as MBCT and Buddhist psycology is discussed?
there have been a few threads now on the former, and the latter may apear more frequently.
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Re: new room

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:54 am

Greetings Manapa,

What about these topics do you think could not already be discussed in (for example), the "Theravada for the modern world" forum.

Perhaps we could expand the sub-text of that forum from "Theravada in the 21st century" to make it more inclusive of such things?

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Re: new room

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:20 am

my main thinking was for it to be all in one place instead of wondering if it fitted in the Abhidhamma, modern, or lounge rooms, but whatever is easiest!

I was hesitant to sugest this initially but then thought what the heck, what would it hust?
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Re: new room

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:53 am

Greetings Manapa,

Combining a couple of the ideas above, what if we were to change the sub-text of the "Theravada for the modern world" forum to read...

"Theravada in the 21st century - modern applications of ancient wisdom."

Would that cover the kind of subject matter you're thinking of?

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Re: new room

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:00 am

yes

Sorry better get to bed 4am now
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Re: new room

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:08 am

Consider it done. Good night!

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