Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

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Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Feathers » Tue May 07, 2013 6:13 pm

Quick question not really warranting a thread, but was just wondering if anyone knows of any good forums specifically focused on Ajahn Brahm's approach and teachings? I had a look at the dhammaloka one, but wasn't sure exactly who was running it/who it was affiliated with?
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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by DNS » Tue May 07, 2013 6:25 pm

Yes, the Dhammaloka forum is run by his community.

http://community.dhammaloka.org.au/forum.php

That is the only one that I know of, specifically to his community. (If there were others, I am sure there would have been a link at his websites.)

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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by fivebells » Tue May 07, 2013 6:36 pm

Hmm, that's interesting. Is there also a Thanissaro-specific community?

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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Feathers » Tue May 07, 2013 6:59 pm

Thanks :smile:

Edit: huh, you have to pay to post? Interesting. Still useful to be able to browse.
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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Magoo » Tue May 07, 2013 11:49 pm

Feathers wrote:Thanks :smile:

Edit: huh, you have to pay to post? Interesting. Still useful to be able to browse.
I think the cost to be a member on Dhammaloka is about $2 which is a user pays philsophy to cover costs of administration etc.

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Post by James the Giant » Wed May 08, 2013 12:01 am

If you want to talk about Ajahn Brahm, to be honest either this forum or NewBuddhist is better. The DhammaLoka forum is nice, but very small.
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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Cittasanto » Wed May 08, 2013 7:32 am

Magoo wrote:
Feathers wrote:Thanks :smile:

Edit: huh, you have to pay to post? Interesting. Still useful to be able to browse.
I think the cost to be a member on Dhammaloka is about $2 which is a user pays philsophy to cover costs of administration etc.
How true is this?
I have seen this said a couple of times andit just seams strange
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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by mikenz66 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:50 am

It's true. This, and also that it takes some time to get registered (you have to wait for a real person to send you back an email), is most likely very effective at eliminating spammers and trolls.

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Post by tiltbillings » Wed May 08, 2013 7:56 am

mikenz66 wrote:It's true. This, and also that it takes some time to get registered (you have to wait for a real person to send you back an email), is most likely very effective at eliminating spammers and trolls.

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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Feathers » Wed May 08, 2013 8:10 am

Oh only $2? The only payment bit I could find wanted to charge me $50 a year. $2 as a spam-and-troll prevention device sounds reasonable. *goes to poke around the site more*
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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by mikenz66 » Wed May 08, 2013 8:24 am

It wasn't actually particularly easy to figure out how to register and pay... All the better to deter the trolls... :tongue:

I think $50 is to join BSWA, which probably has benefits if you live in the area, or want to attend a retreat.

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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Mr Man » Wed May 08, 2013 9:43 am

Once you account is activated you pay your yearly subscription here: http://community.dhammaloka.org.au/payments.php

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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by Feathers » Wed May 08, 2013 11:11 am

Thanks :smile:
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Re: Is there an "Ajahn Brahm" forum?

Post by DNS » Wed May 08, 2013 4:12 pm

$2 is a very small [annual] fee and I imagine it is very effective at eliminating spammers. I don't blame them for charging that fee considering the huge amount of spammers all forums face on a daily basis. The only drawback is that they don't get as much participation as a completely free forum, such as this one.

I'd rather have the greater participation we have here, but totally understand the reasons for their charge. Thanks to the moderators here for always being quick on their feet, banning spammers very quickly.

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