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Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:10 am

Due to the great success here, :thanks: everyone, we have launched a new forum to be affiliated with this one, which will be for all the Mahayana traditions. Of course, all of us can post on both forums regardless of your tradition.

In keeping with the Dhamma Wheel brand name, we have used the Sanskrit spelling, so the new forum is:

Dharma Wheel

and has the following domain address:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/

Bookmark it, but if you don't bookmark it, don't forget to put the extension .net

Certain things are not yet implemented, such as the avatars being on the left side, the post title of the latest post on the board index, and more smilies, but DharmaWheel is still accessible for registering, posting, and participating.

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Postby Ben » Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:44 am

Bhavatu Sabba Mangalum!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby fijiNut » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:34 am

May our Dharma brothers and sisters realize their Boddhisatva aspirations this very lifetime!

Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu!

kind regards,
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Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:35 am

May our Dharma brothers and sisters realize their Boddhisatva aspirations this very lifetime!


And become arahants.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:47 am

Good work, guys!!!

:twothumbsup:


tiltbillings wrote:
May our Dharma brothers and sisters realize their Boddhisatva aspirations this very lifetime!


And become arahants.


C'mon, you know we've passed that stage long ago! :tongue:

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Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:58 pm

Passed that stage? Of course that is why there is a Mahayana forum. :thinking:
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:11 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Passed that stage? Of course that is why there is a Mahayana forum. :thinking:


Or perhaps it should be "Megayana", eh? :jumping:

Thanks anyway!

PS Just trying to :stirthepot: or live up to the reputation! Sorry - time to :toilet: !
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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby floating_abu » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:13 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Passed that stage? Of course that is why there is a Mahayana forum. :thinking:


Don't see why it has to be separate myself :hug:

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:39 pm

floating_abu wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Passed that stage? Of course that is why there is a Mahayana forum. :thinking:


Don't see why it has to be separate myself :hug:


I feel the same way! But being neighbours or living under the same roof, either way is fine.

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Postby Cittasanto » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:14 pm

Dan74 wrote:
floating_abu wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Passed that stage? Of course that is why there is a Mahayana forum. :thinking:


Don't see why it has to be separate myself :hug:


I feel the same way! But being neighbours or living under the same roof, either way is fine.

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what would be the point of Dhamma wheel if it was like the rest of the forums? I think there are enough multi-traditional groups around to allow for a specific Theravada forum to exist. if you want to be a member of a multi-traditional forum be a member there, if you want to join a specific focus group then be a member there.
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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:09 pm

This is really great! Thanks a lot! :heart:

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:57 am

Greetings,

The creation of this new forum is an offering from the Dhamma Wheel forum to all our friends on the bodhisattva path.

It is our intention that this site will give bodhisattvas (and up-and-coming bodhisattva aspirants!) a friendly environment in which to discuss their path, and to share their experiences and learnings on the road to Buddhahood... regardless of which of the many Buddhist traditions they are aligned to.

:buddha1:

:namaste:

P.S. The forums at Dharma Wheel have now been restructured to bring them into greater alignment with the structure here.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Tex » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:25 pm

I'm sure many Mahayanists will greatly appreciate the new resource. May Dharma Wheel grow and prosper as quickly as Dhamma Wheel has.
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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Zack » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:14 pm

I hope our Mahayana friends find their new forum as appealing as I have found this one,

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:16 am

Greetings everyone,

Ngawang (also known as Ngawang Drolma at E-Sangha, and just Drolma here at Dhamma Wheel, Buddhist Lounge, Buddha Chat, Buddha Forum etc.) has decided to come on board at Dharma Wheel (yes, the Mahayana one) as an administrator.

She is an experienced member of various discussion forums and even had the initiative to set up her own forum, Buddhist Lounge (http://www.buddhistlounge.com/forum.htm) at one point in time whilst Buddha Chat was out of commission.

I greatly admire her level-headed, dedicated and compassionate attitude and know that she'll play a great leading role in helping to establish Dharma Wheel as an excellent discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Please join me in congratulating Ngawang Drolma on her appointment either here or at http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=84

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:namaste:

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:35 am

I'd like to welcome Heruka to our team at Dharma Wheel. You might also know him as Sherab Zangpo from Buddha Chat or The Buddhist Lounge. I have great admiration for Heruka, and I'm very pleased that he's going to be involved with this lovely new dharma gem in an ocean of web sites. He is patient, level-headed, compassionate, and kind. And he has a whole lot of knowledge of dharma.

Welcome to Dharma Wheel Heruka, thanks for joining us!

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Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:05 am

Greetings,

A few updates on things over at Dharma Wheel...

* Heruka has since stepped down as a moderator, and has now been replaced by sraddha
* Ngawang Drolma has stepped down as an administrator due to time commitments, but still provides input as a founding member

Aside from those two "stepping downs", things are actually going really well. If you have an interest in Mahayana and/or Vajrayana Buddhism, do come over and visit!

:D

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


Dharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum) -- Open flower ~ Open book (blog)

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:54 pm

Hi all,

You know how samsara is, constant flux and constant change.

After a brief sabbatical I've rejoined the staff at Dharma Wheel as an Administrator, at your service.

I'm pleased to be back. Thanks to all who understood my need for a breather and supported the idea!

Best wishes,
Drolma

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:12 pm

Welcome back!

Good to have you back!

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Re: Dharma Wheel -- Mahayana forum

Postby thornbush » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:52 am

Oh Dakini-la,

So that's why u were red again huh? :tongue:
Congrats :jumping:


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