Please Suggest Name for an Organization

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Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby SamKR » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:50 am

Could you please suggest a nice name (in English) for a Theravada center which will provide people with a Dhamma library of books and multimedia (to study the Buddha's precious teachings :bow: ), halls for meditation, and various other facilities and resources (perhaps Dhamma Talks, interactive programs, Pali language training, providing information on different traditions, even accommodation for guests).
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby Paññāsikhara » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:06 am

Theravada Buddhism Resource Center

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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:09 am

Paññāsikhara wrote:Theravada Buddhism Resource Center

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Theravada Dhamma Resource Center
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby Sekha » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:15 am

If you want to be discriminated from Tibetan organizations, I think you should use Pali words (e.g. not Dharma but Dhamma)

Dhamma study & practice center ?

I think people in ktm are familiar with the word Dhamma and discriminate it easily from Tibetan teachings, so you should use it.
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby SamKR » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:30 am

Thank you for three suggestions so far, although only the third one (Dukkhanirodha's suggestion) is in accordance with the conditions of the original post. :)

Since the Buddha is very famous in Nepal, how about including Buddha in the name? I think it would be nice to have Dhamma as well. Dhamma is better than Dharma because Dharma in Nepali means "religion" and is usually associated with Hinduism than Tibetan Buddhism.
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby Reductor » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:10 am

SamKR wrote:Thank you for three suggestions so far, although only the third one (Dukkhanirodha's suggestion) is in accordance with the conditions of the original post. :)

Since the Buddha is very famous in Nepal, how about including Buddha in the name? I think it would be nice to have Dhamma as well. Dhamma is better than Dharma because Dharma in Nepali means "religion" and is usually associated with Hinduism than Tibetan Buddhism.


You above posts suggests a good name: "The Buddha-Dhamma center". Or possibly: "The Buddha's Dhamma center", although that last one seems bit over the top.
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby pilgrim » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:18 am

Three Jewels Dhamma Centre
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby Sherab » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:13 am

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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby oxen » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:21 am

I would suggest "Dhamma-Vinaya Resource Center"

Alternatives might be "(Buddha) Dhamma Resource Center" or using "Development Center" or "Practice Center" over "Resource Center."
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby SamKR » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:21 am

Thanks everybody for your suggestions. We will consider each of the suggestions above or below to be posted.
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby Sanjog » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:36 am

Nice idea Sam. What about Kathmandu Sangha?
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Re: Please Suggest Name for an Organization

Postby Will » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:46 am

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