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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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650Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:48 pm
Lise Death of Rev Chushin Passmore
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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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7173Wed May 01, 2013 8:10 pm
mokuan Thoughts about this Forum - at this point - April 2013
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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 Apr 16, 2014 5:40 pm
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.
371262Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:07 pm
danstaples Where's Eko?
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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 May 13, 2013 7:57 am
chisanmichaelhughes for Michael's son's friend
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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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971711Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:44 pm
mstrathern A brief reminder of leaving Jiju Kennett
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The Reading Corner

Books, reviews, discussions and more
3351626Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:56 am
Jcbaran Meditation for Strivers - from the New Yorker
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OBC Experiences

What we saw and how we feel about it.
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884007Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:48 pm
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 Feb 17, 2013 2:41 pm
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 Apr 25, 2013 11:24 pm
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.
12315Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:26 am
Lise SA website content
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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 Nov 20, 2012 8:44 pm
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 . . .
15257Thu May 31, 2012 10:57 pm
cmpnwtr Practice away from Buddhist Institutions
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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 . . .
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