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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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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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81806/20/2019, 10:26 am
Robert 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.
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danstaples Introduction - albertfuller
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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.
4113238/18/2018, 5:35 am
mstrathern California fires
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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 . . .
3205/13/2013, 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.

1616712/25/2018, 3:00 pm
Lise Rev Chosei Swann 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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10719819/6/2021, 10:00 pm
danstaples Right livelihood
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The Reading Corner

Books, reviews, discussions and more
43319719/23/2020, 2:50 am
GiDo Joshu Sasaki is dead
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OBC Experiences

What we saw and how we feel about it.
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9240228/14/2022, 5:28 am
Tako What is the OBC like today
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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.
5452/17/2013, 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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51654/25/2013, 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.
143275/31/2015, 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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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 . . .
172714/7/2015, 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 . . .
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