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Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

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Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:28 am

I think we have reached the stage where we can start to mention this publicly. Others are already starting to mention this, on other forums. A group of current and former E-sangha members has been working together over the last week, attempting to construct a global Zen Forum. The Dhamma Wheel was a direct inspiration for us, and the Dhamma Wheel admin/mod team has been very very very helpful, providing encouragement, assistance and advice.

Our name will be Zen Forum International. The focus will be Zen traditions, however we hope very much to be like the Dhamma Wheel, as well as Drolma's Buddha Lounge, in that people from all traditions (as well as non-Buddhists) feel comfortable and welcome.

Again, I want to thank you all here. I also want to thank Leo and the E-sangha community, cause without them none of us would ever have met one another, or learned all that we have learned. We bow to everyone, our dharma sisters and brothers, for your support, input, assistance and inspiration.

Christopher
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:45 am

Good luck with that endeavor! May it be successful!

Maybe I'll check-in from time to time once it is up and find some answers to some koans that stumped me when I practiced Zen some 20 years ago or so. :buddha1: :group:
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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby Individual » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:18 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:13 am

Congratulations Chris!
It is indeed fantastic news!
Metta

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby kc2dpt » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:34 am

Good luck.
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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:44 am

Greetings,

I'm really looking forward to this. I think it's an excellent initiative with great potential.

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby Tex » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:04 am

I wish you all the best on this, can't wait to see the finished product.

:toast:
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby Dhammanando » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:13 am

Congratulations! I hope it will be of benefit to many.

:toast: (that's apple juice, btw, not beer)

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:10 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby dumb bonbu » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:27 am

congrats! :toast:
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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:33 am

well done, didn't know a new forum was starting
Maybe I'll pop over from time to time.


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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby Annapurna » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:49 am

Best wishes! :group:
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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:55 am

Thank you all, for your kind wishes!!

We purchased our url address yesterday, with nothing to put up yet...

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:03 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:28 pm

Thats awesome! If i wasnt a Theravada Buddhist i would most definitely be a Soto Zen Budhist.

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:54 pm

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby bodom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:55 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby zavk » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:29 pm

Can't wait! :clap:
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Zen Forum International: Coming soon!

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:02 pm

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009


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