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Are there any Buddhist social networking sites online? - Dhamma Wheel

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



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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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, 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?

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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



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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