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Kozan Viewing messages from 2011 and earlier
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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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652Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:58 am
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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8178Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:13 am
Isan 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.
911571Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Diana Hi from John Bevan
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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.
401316Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:51 am
Lise Rev. Helen Cummings' new location
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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 1:57 am
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.

15163Fri May 27, 2016 2:20 am
chisanmichaelhughes Bill Wyatt Kembo
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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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1041968Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:17 pm
chisanmichaelhughes What do you know for sure
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The Reading Corner

Books, reviews, discussions and more
4321968Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Ninastar1 The History of Child Abuse by Lloyd deMause
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OBC Experiences

What we saw and how we feel about it.
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884007Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:48 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 9:41 am
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 5:24 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.
14327Sun May 31, 2015 11:14 am
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 Nov 20, 2012 3:44 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 . . .
17271Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:22 am
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 . . .
1571076Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:16 am
Isan Wishing Josh a speady recovery
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