YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Possibility of Tutoring 'system' - Dhamma Wheel

Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Tell us how you think the forum can be improved. We will listen.
User avatar
Renlaenderin
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:29 pm
Location: Düsseldorf

Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby Renlaenderin » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:22 pm


User avatar
Alobha
Posts: 566
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:27 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby Alobha » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:58 pm

Hi Ren!

I appreciate your main-idea of people watching more carefully for each other and getting together so that they can make progress on the path :smile: That's not presumptuous at all.

However, what would the criteria be to determine who can be a tutor/teacher and who can't ?
...
How about shifting this idea slightly and making a forum for kalayana mitta (noble friends) pals ? That would mean that people could just put up a request for some friend who watches over them and then those could just start pm'ing or whatever they want. This would implicate that people don't get teachers, but pals who are on par with them. I'd prefer it this way because the status-quo is that we all can give advice on the forums here - but introducing a teacher-pupil system might discourage "pupils" from participating in discussions and threads.

Kind regards,
Alobha

User avatar
Bhikkhu Pesala
Posts: 3670
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:17 pm

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:03 pm

One to one email correspondence is very time-consuming. I prefer to use forums, as at least some other users can benefit from the dialogues. If you find this forum too noisy and distracting, you can post on my forums at My Opera.
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:25 pm

General benefit is a key issue. I think the exception is when one wants some advice about something personal and doesn't want to raise the whole issue in public. In that case it might be useful to post a more general question, observe who responds well, and ask them a more specific question by PM.

:anjali:
Mike

User avatar
Ben
Posts: 18442
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: kanamaluka

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:05 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

User avatar
Renlaenderin
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:29 pm
Location: Düsseldorf

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby Renlaenderin » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:03 pm

It was just an idea really and i wondered what the response would be. As it happens i agree with your responses. I had already forseen there might be more problems than benefits. I do like the forum for kalayana mitta idea though.

I am planning on getting to know people better, sorry you haven't gotten rid of me that easily!

User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:38 am

Hi Ren,

Not a matter of getting rid of people. As has been noted, there's no problem at all with members communicating one-to-one. But for generic questions we'd encourage posting on an open Forum.

:anjali:
Mike

User avatar
Renlaenderin
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:29 pm
Location: Düsseldorf

Re: Possibility of Tutoring 'system'

Postby Renlaenderin » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:22 am

it was just a silly joke, don't worry.


Return to “Suggestion box”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine