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Lise Permission to post
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Forum Housekeeping

This catch-all space may talk about forum etiquette, technical matters, administrative wish lists for forum features . . . in other words, miscellany.
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mstrathern Posting images
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Announcements / Updated

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Lise Have an idea for a new forum category? Please tell us.
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Why is OBC Connect here?

This section discusses why the OBC forum is needed and who we expect the primary users to be.
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8176Thu 23 Oct - 8:57
Isan A bit puzzled and lazy
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Feel free to tell us a little about yourself and the type of forum community or discussion you're looking for.
901568Wed 16 Apr - 10:40
cmpnwtr Hello from Jikyo
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Keeping in Touch

Here we can post our own contact information, if desired, and ask about sangha members we would like to hear from or learn more about.
371255Sun 27 Sep - 10:16
Lise Invitation to help
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This is a place to offer merit, wish someone well, thank the Universe for another decent day, or . . . ask the Universe to cut you a slice o' happy, if you ain't had none today . . .
320Mon 13 May - 1:57
chisanmichaelhughes for Michael's son's friend
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In Memoriam

Here we can share news and remembrances of those who have passed on.

12137Sat 8 Aug - 21:30
cmpnwtr Rev. Sensei Kyogen Carlson has died
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In Theory and Practice

What do you think of celibacy? Does desire always lead to suffering? How do you know what to trust? Here's a good place to toss theories around, pick them apart, maybe put some back together . . .
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1011944Fri 6 Nov - 18:58
david. Hell realms and masturbation
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The Reading Corner

Books, reviews, discussions and more
4061878Today at 9:35
Isan Eido Shimano to "offer his sincere regrets"..... we shall see what he actually says
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OBC Experiences

What we saw and how we feel about it.
Moderators: , Watson
884007Mon 7 Jul - 12:48
chisanmichaelhughes Why Can't Monks Apologize?
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The Kitchen

A place to talk about recipes, gadgets, appliances, smart design, humane sourcing of our food . . . maybe even cooking meditation, training with disasterous dinner guests . . . New threads coming soon.
545Sun 17 Feb - 9:41
Lise Drinks, glorious drinks!
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Discussions with the OBC

This a place for current OBC monks to share their thoughts on any topic.
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5165Thu 25 Apr - 17:24
chisanmichaelhughes Rev. Seikai's essay in Sweeping Zen
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Suggestions for the OBC

Here is a place to discuss constructive ideas and solutions aimed at supporting positive change. NOTE: This is a dedicated category. Please respect the stated purpose and focus of each thread.
14327Sun 31 May - 11:14
david. No suggestions then?
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Shadow Threads

These threads represent discussions spawned from other threads. They have been separated into new topics to allow for further exploration and expression of tangential ideas.
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6229Tue 20 Nov - 15:44
mokuan What does "bashing" mean, per forum rules
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Here and now

Here we can talk about what our Buddhist practice looks like now . . . or if you've left Buddhism, that's okay to talk about too . . .
17271Tue 7 Apr - 10:22
danstaples What teachings do you carry with you?
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The Lounge

A place to go off-topic, cheer for your team, share news of the world, share a good pomegranate martini recipe . . .
1541049Fri 6 Nov - 11:06
Stan Giko Happy Birthday Kozan
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