There's a few announcements to make...
is stepping down from his current Global Moderator role, which he has filled since Dhamma Wheel came into being the start of 2009. For over 18 months Ben has done an absolutely fantastic job moderating this forum and helping build it into the wonderful resource that it is today. Unfortunately, work and family commitments will prevent Ben from having the time to continue in the Global Moderator role, but I would like to publicly thank him for his excellent service to the online Dhamma community, and would encourage others likewise to join me in thanking Ben for his efforts!
OK, bad news over... it's all good from here! Ben's replacement as Global Moderator will be jcsuperstar
! JC has done a wonderful job managing the Study Group here at Dhamma Wheel and has been a positive and active contributor here for quite some time now. It is with great pleasure that we invite JC onto the team and whilst we know he has big shoes to fill, we also know that he has the knowledge, temperament and tolerance to help keep Dhamma Wheel strong and support the online Theravada community.
Finally, with venerable Dhammanando's current Internet situation in Iceland, and Ben's retirement as a moderator, we felt as if there wasn't really enough representation amongst Dhamma Wheel staff for our members who favour the more classical (Mahavihara) end of the Theravada doctrinal spectrum. Accordingly, mikenz66
has accepted our invitation to moderate and lead Dhamma Wheel's Mahavihara section (e.g. Classical Theravada, Abhidhamma, and Pali sub-forums). It is our hope that under Mike's guidance we can build the Mahavihara section of Dhamma Wheel into a thriving and stimulating environment for discussion on the Pali Tipitaka and the Theravada commentarial tradition.
Please join me in welcoming our new arrivals to the team, and in thanking Ben for his selfless service to Dhamma Wheel.