@ DNS « Fri 10:17 pm »
dylanj, how about Spirit Rock in Marin County? Too far away?
nice the chat works
it is tough
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:59 pm »
I will take my leave, now. May all be well.
Buddhism falls apart if you take away rebirth and kamma, in my opinion.
I don’t believe so, no.
@ Dhammarakkhito « Fri 8:53 pm »
is secular buddhism actually buddhism?
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:51 pm »
It’s so easy to be confrontational on the internet. I’m sure if we brought together all the more "edgy" posters in real life, they’d all be very friendly to each other. Aren’t we all Buddhists, after all?
@ dylanj « Fri 8:47 pm »
i am guilty in that regard so hope i can learn to tone down a bit here
@ dylanj « Fri 8:45 pm »
yes that’s a good point
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:45 pm »
This chat is nice, it definitely creates more "proximity", almost emulating an actual live conversation, which would lead one to avoid confrontational behavior which is unfortunately very present on the forum.
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:44 pm »
@ dylanj « Fri 8:42 pm »
there aren’t many details but it looks like it’s annual, just for a few days
one sec let me find it
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:41 pm »
Tell me more about this 8-precept program. A kind of practice group that meets regularly and discusses their 8-precept practice?
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:39 pm »
Finally, Will Kabat-Zinn (son of Jon) on Sundays at a yoga studio in Berkeley: https://www.ashtangayogaberkeley.com/me ... abat-zinn/
there’s an 8 precept program coming up here
I don’t have any plans at the moment but I keep updated on some of the events offered in the city so we’ll see
(This is my first time using this chat, I’m not used to Buddhist chatting! Just making some light conversation.)
Any upcoming retreats you might be going on?
and insightberkeley.org on Thursdays at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
i used to volunteer at the shambhala center here
Richard Shankman gives talks on Wednesdays in Berkeley: mettadharma.org
i think i have seen them before but it’s been a very long time since i seriously tried to go find somewhere to go
interesting, i’ll take a look at those sites
Sorry, was re-reading the document I had looked up
Against the Stream on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Anushka Fernandopulle gives a talk on Monday evenings (anushkaf.org)
missiondharma.org on Tuesday evenings.
@ dylanj « Fri 8:35 pm »
No but I’ve considered it for awhile. I still might at some point but I think I’d be more likely to go to one of the Sri Lankan centers in the East Bay
There’s sfinsight.org, apparently they have things on Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings.
Have you had a chance to go to Abhayagiri or Wat Metta?
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:34 pm »
I remember looking up things in San Francisco because I considered moving there.
& glad to hear
i give alms to them but my practice is mostly on my own
Yes I’m in SF. There are many Buddhist centers here, the vast majority are mahayana & the only theravada one with real resources for english speakers doesnt focus much on meditation
It’s going well!
Any nice meditation centers in San Francisco?
You live on the west coast, correct?
@ dylanj « Fri 8:33 pm »
Hello how’s it going?
@ dylanj « Fri 8:31 pm »
@ Nicolas « Fri 8:10 pm »
@ DNS « Fri 7:57 pm »
@ rightviewftw « Fri 1:13 am »
can u belive it xD
tired of posting
@ dylanj « Sat 6:01 am »
it doesn't work anywhere i think
@ rightviewftw « Fri 10:52 pm »
does chat not work very well in firefox btw?
@ rightviewftw « Fri 10:50 pm »
let's organize north pole expedition
@ KOrea « Thu 12:36 pm »
can a mod unlock the alcohol thread, Bodoms position is legitimate i would like to know more and comment on it. I think the mere fact that he feels so strongly that there is problem with my presentation forces me to adapt.
@ dylanj « Thu 7:07 am »
@ udayvip « Tue 12:14 pm »
Hello. This is Uday Vaidya from Thane Maharashtra
@ ravic « Sat 12:13 pm »
@ dylanj « Sat 8:17 am »
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