jcsuperstar wrote:would you guys be interested in doing one? we could read a book or maybe work on suttas together?
i'm not sure how it would work.
its just an idea... but i could be fun and helpful...
If there's anything I can do from an admin perspective to help facilitate this, please let me know.
retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Manapa, all,
If you have a look through the General and Classical folders, you'll see quite a few of the topics are already focused around a single sutta or a single text.
What would need to be worked out then, is how is this proposition different to that which exists already throughout the forum? I get the impression that it would need to have an established "Program of Study" in the form of schedule or timetable and that topics should be closed once we move onto the next topic, in order to keep the group focused on the current topic.
Therefore it seems like a "Study Group" forum would be required, with a couple of pinned threads... one with the schedule and the guidelines for the study group, and another where people can suggest texts for study.
The Study Group would also require a 'leader' to determine the study program and kick off discussions.
Just some thoughts to help get you started. Once you've worked out an approprach, we can build you an appropriately structured electro-vihara to match.
Will wrote:A sutta or other Dhamma text focus is fine. But I would prefer a graded approach from basic to advanced, using either a series of suttas or topics or a book recommended by Bhante Dhammanando or any other Bhikkhu.
Ben wrote:Thanks Retro
That sounds like a good idea. Some thought should go into where to place the 'electro-vihara'. My personal preference is the Classical sub-forum but many members may find the stricter guidelines of the Classical sub-forum may constrain questions or interpretations they have already formed about certain texts.
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