Ohio area get-together?

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Ohio area get-together?

Postby Hickersonia » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:03 pm

Hello friends,

What if it could be arranged to rent a pavilion, some sort of outdoor gathering place at a public park, for a morning/afternoon to get a group of Dhamma practitioners together, do some chanting, talk a little about our experiences, and do some sort of pot-luck lunch?

I'm in Cincinnati, OH. I'm aware that there are at least a couple of forum members who reside in or around Ohio, but I don't know for sure if there has ever been any interest in an organized get-together like this.

I'm envisioning something in late March or April (any weekend other than that of Easter) -- it wouldn't be too cold for most people to be outside comfortably, and there would probably be plenty of time to get interested persons signed-up, figure out what chanting or reading ought to be done, create some kind of list of who is bringing whatever kinds of foods, and address any other possible concerns (cost of location?).

If there would be any interest in such an idea, we can talk about it and see if it goes anywhere. I'm happy to help organize (not that I've ever done anything like this before). :)

Thank you for your consideration. Please be well! :anjali:
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Re: Ohio area get-together?

Postby poto » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:25 am

I'm near cincy and would be down for a meetup. As long as it falls on a day that I can make it I'll be there.

General rule of thumb for meetups is only about half of the people who say they are going to come actually show up. At least that has been my experience with other internet meetup groups.
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Re: Ohio area get-together?

Postby Hickersonia » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:34 am

poto wrote:I'm near cincy and would be down for a meetup. As long as it falls on a day that I can make it I'll be there.

General rule of thumb for meetups is only about half of the people who say they are going to come actually show up. At least that has been my experience with other internet meetup groups.


I can see how that might be. I'll admit that I've never tried to do anything like this before -- all the more reason to try it once at least.

Thank you for expressing interest. Maybe that will encourage others to do likewise. :anjali:
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