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Ngawang Drolma.
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Beginners?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi there,

What would you folks think of a beginners section?

Thanks,
Drolma


Element

Re: Beginners?

Postby Element » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:45 pm

In reply to Drolma,

I personally think a 'beginners section' stereotypes matters too much (given often beginners have quite profound questions to ask).

Kind regards,

Element

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Re: Beginners?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:52 pm

Hi
I think a section with nothing but links to the enculcopedia wiki would be good it is always good to brush up on the basics


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Re: Beginners?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:20 am

Greetings Drolma,

Combining a few of the ideas above, we've now created a "Discovering Theravada" forum, which is "A forum for beginners and members of other Buddhist traditions to ask questions about Theravada (The Way of the Elders)". Good for beginners in the sense of those completely new to Buddhism, but also for those with exposure to other Buddhist traditions.

Metta,
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