Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

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Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Still Searching » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 am

I love this site a lot so do not feel unloved by my question :jumping:

I was just wondering, are there any websites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo etc but generally for Buddhists?
If so, what are the links?

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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:50 am

I use Facebook. I belong to a number of Buddhist related groups and most of my Facebook friends are Buddhist, though I don't limit my friends to only Buddhists. If you do go onto Facebook, search for the dhammawheel on Facebook page and a couple of the uposotha observance clubs, and other tradition specific pages.
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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby marc108 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:20 pm

Facebook is probably your best bet, but I haven't found many groups that are really active. IMC and Dhammaloka have fairly active online groups.
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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30 pm

Still Searching wrote:I love this site a lot so do not feel unloved by my question :jumping:

I was just wondering, are there any websites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo etc but generally for Buddhists?
If so, what are the links?

Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/uposatha.club/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/92881589623/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/29403421899/

Here are some facebook links
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(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:30 pm

As Ben mentioned, http://www.facebook.com/groups/uposatha.club/ is fairly active and we're observing today. If you're interested in observing the uposatha join us! Metta :heart:
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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Alobha » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:45 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:As Ben mentioned, http://www.facebook.com/groups/uposatha.club/ is fairly active and we're observing today. If you're interested in observing the uposatha join us! Metta :heart:


Or observed yesterday? I really need to get the hang of those lunar days :D

@ Topic: I could swear that Bhikkhu Yutthadhammo vom Sirimangalo tried to set up a social buddhist network, don't know how it turned out. In general, people swarm around on facebook.
Besides the dhammawheel and the uposatha group, you might want to stay around the Bhikkhu Samahita group, too.

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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Still Searching » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:05 pm

Fantastic :clap: :twothumbsup:
I think I'll join the Buddhist groups, I've joined the Buddhism UK group on my old Facebook account.

What are your Facebook profiles? I'll like to add you as a friend if that's okay with you, if not, no worries.

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Re: Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online?

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:11 am

I made the same mistake :(

Alobha wrote:
Khalil Bodhi wrote:As Ben mentioned, http://www.facebook.com/groups/uposatha.club/ is fairly active and we're observing today. If you're interested in observing the uposatha join us! Metta :heart:


Or observed yesterday? I really need to get the hang of those lunar days :D

@ Topic: I could swear that Bhikkhu Yutthadhammo vom Sirimangalo tried to set up a social buddhist network, don't know how it turned out. In general, people swarm around on facebook.
Besides the dhammawheel and the uposatha group, you might want to stay around the Bhikkhu Samahita group, too.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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