GrahamR wrote:Could I suggest that we have local interest sections for different countries or regions so that people could discuss common factors.
Perhaps we could have sections for different temples to discuss events too.
I think at the moment we're a little too small for such sub-forums to be worthwhile. Even at E-sangha with its many thousands of members, the Buddhism in Myanmar forum is virtually dead, and the Thai one would be nearly so were it not for people's interest in Thai amulets and tattoos.
As for sections devoted to particular temples, wouldn't a pinned thread be adequate for this?
Khandhānaṃ rāsaṭṭhaṃ, āyatanānaṃ āyatanaṭṭhaṃ,
Dhātūnaṃ suññaṭṭhaṃ, indriyānaṃ adhipatiyaṭṭhaṃ,
Saccānaṃ tathaṭṭhaṃ aviditaṃ karotītipi ‘avijjā’.
It prevents knowing the meaning of heap in the aggregates, the meaning of actuating in the sense-bases, the meaning of voidness in the elements, the meaning of predominance in the faculties, and the meaning of suchness in the truths, thus it is called ‘ignorance’.
(Visuddhimagga XVII. 43)