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Re: E-sangha news

Post by sagara » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:33 pm

PeterB wrote:I think that it all depends on whether teyes wants to go down that route again. I am unreliably informed that he may not.

What is the source of your information, please? This is the first time I've heard such a claim. Did you contact him?
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Re: E-sangha news

Post by Annapurna » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:22 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
msmedusa wrote: Hi :smile:

A great big 'ditto' to Vardali from me too! E-Sangha was my stepping stone too.
...
Despite all the problems I for one am sad to see the end of the E-Sangha era.
Me too. I learned a lot there.
:namaste:
Kim
Same here. It may not be time yet to say the era is over...

Eijo, hi, nice to see you again.

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by PeterB » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:49 pm

sagara wrote:
PeterB wrote:I think that it all depends on whether teyes wants to go down that route again. I am unreliably informed that he may not.

What is the source of your information, please? This is the first time I've heard such a claim. Did you contact him?
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Not I Eijo. A third party which is why I said " unreliably ". Not that the person is unreliable, just that it is not first hand.

Anyway, now you are here, why not pull up a chair and have a cup of tea ?

:anjali:

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by mfesmith » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:28 pm

E-sangha outlived its usefulness sometime ago. It is natural for things to split apart, and E-Sangha could not be everything to everyone. Even if E-Sangha were to return, it is most unlikely that I would be participating much, if at all, and certainly not as a mod or an admin.

If you want to see what I am up to, you can visit http://www.bhaisajya.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://sakyatradition.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best wishes,

Namdrol

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by Anders » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:48 pm

mfesmith wrote:E-sangha outlived its usefulness sometime ago. It is natural for things to split apart, and E-Sangha could not be everything to everyone. Even if E-Sangha were to return, it is most unlikely that I would be participating much, if at all, and certainly not as a mod or an admin.

If you want to see what I am up to, you can visit http://www.bhaisajya.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://sakyatradition.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best wishes,

Namdrol
It's a veritable e-sangha fest now. :o

Fun to see you here. Can we expect to see you elsewhere online if an inter-sectarian forum were to pop up that suited your tastes or are you forum celibate these days?

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by mfesmith » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:16 pm

Anders Honore wrote:
Fun to see you here. Can we expect to see you elsewhere online if an inter-sectarian forum were to pop up that suited your tastes or are you forum celibate these days?
I am extremely busy these days, not "forum" celibate. Lots of folks still track me down, ask questions and so on-- but generally through face book.

N

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by LauraJ » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:33 pm

mfesmith wrote:E-sangha outlived its usefulness sometime ago. It is natural for things to split apart, and E-Sangha could not be everything to everyone. Even if E-Sangha were to return, it is most unlikely that I would be participating much, if at all, and certainly not as a mod or an admin.

If you want to see what I am up to, you can visit http://www.bhaisajya.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://sakyatradition.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best wishes,

Namdrol
Thank you Namdrol :anjali:
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Re: E-sangha news

Post by tiltbillings » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:09 am

jcsuperstar wrote:in my opinion the most interesting thing about esangha though is the unintended creation of so many other buddhist web boards
Whose URLs were not allowed to be posted on E-Sangha.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by Mr. G » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:29 am

Hey all, nice to see familiar faces here.

So does anyone know of any good forums for Tibetan Buddhists?
Even if my body should be burnt to death
In the fires of hell,
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice
- Gandavyuha Sutra

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:33 am

Greetings Mr. Gordo,

Have you tried...?

Dharma Wheel
http://www.dharmawheel.net/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by Paññāsikhara » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:37 am

mfesmith wrote:E-sangha outlived its usefulness sometime ago. It is natural for things to split apart, and E-Sangha could not be everything to everyone. Even if E-Sangha were to return, it is most unlikely that I would be participating much, if at all, and certainly not as a mod or an admin.

If you want to see what I am up to, you can visit http://www.bhaisajya.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and http://sakyatradition.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best wishes,

Namdrol
Hi, Namdrol.

Interesting blogs. Good to see you have some stuff cooking there.

There is also a companion Forum to this one, for Mahayana / Vajrayana, --> http://www.dharmawheel.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: Huifeng's Prajnacara Blog.

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by tiltbillings » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:10 am

This thread will remain locked. While Malcolm Smith’s (Namdrol) assessment is that E-Sangha is now defunct, the final word is really resides with Leo (Teyes) if it is going to remain in its present state or find a new incarnation. If anyone has any definite information, please leave a msg with one of the admins or mods and we will post it.

If we have a confirmed death of E-Sangha from Leo himself, we can then open something of a carefully moderated "lessons learned" style post-mortem thread.
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:36 am

Greetings,

As Tilt has advised, there has been no official word that E-Sangha has been shut down in any permanent sense. The E-Sangha portal page still shows Teyes requesting assistance.

Taking that in mind, the flurry of comments reflecting on E-Sangha's legacy have been removed from this topic so that this topic can once again focus exclusively on E-Sangha news.

If you have any such news, please inform one of our staff and we will post it for others to hear.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: E-sangha news

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:03 pm

Greetings,

The E-Sangha offshoot "Buddhist Community" has been taken offline.

Here is a response that a concerned user received from the Abuse Department of the site host....
Due to complaints form yourself and many others on the forums and no response from the server owner each time I tried to have this corrected, the server has been taken down until it is agreed to be fixed.
Source: http://www.freesangha.com/forums/index. ... 2#msg11892" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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