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20165Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Kozan Viewing messages from 2011 and earlier
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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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Kozan Viewing messages from 2011 and earlier
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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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Introductions

Feel free to tell us a little about yourself and the type of forum community or discussion you're looking for.
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901569Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:47 am
Caroline01 Hi from Enida
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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.
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381312Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:41 am
Stan Giko Invitation to help
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Dedications

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.
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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 . . .
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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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