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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:57 am

Hi Dan

THat 'banned' stamp is so cool. However, I and I am sure my colleagues, would never use that - except maybe for one serial pest.
And thank you, my colleagues and I have worked hard to ensure that DW is very different to e-Sangha. Dhamma Wheel truely is a place for a healthy, collaborative Dhamma discussion.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:44 pm

The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:19 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Virgo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:50 pm

Congratulations! :clap:

Kevin


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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:40 pm

Hello Sanghamitta, Virgo, all,

Thank you for your kind words – but truly, I need no defence. :group:

What has happened is that in a ‘Welcome’ thread someone is unwelcoming … does this matter? Is this important? No.
The post belongs to the author and simply reflects that person’s internal world and perceptions, that’s all.

I particularly like this article:
Right Speech Piyadassi Mahathera
http://www.budsas.org/ebud/ebdha090.htm

And, of course, there is the Buddha’s teaching on how to handle criticism and insult:
SN 7.2 Akkosa Sutta: Insult Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:48 pm

:anjali:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby octathlon » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:48 pm

Congratulations, Cooran!
:thumbsup:

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:17 pm

"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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:08 am

I've known Cooran both online and in-person since I first started as a member at e-Sangha in 2003. I know Cooran who is a dedicated practitioner of the Theravada. She has attended many retreats, been on yattra to the four holy places in North India and Nepal, visited Myanmar, attended the Dhamma Study Group in Bangkok with Sujin, attended ten-day courses in the tradition of SN Goenka, is a student of Patrick Kearney, and has serves the Sri Lankan community and Sangha associated with Dhammagiri forest monastery in SE Queensland. Chris has also been very active on online Buddhist discussion groups inc. e-Sangha, Dhamma Study Group and here at Dhamma Wheel since I have known her. Chris brings to the role of global moderator a wealth of experience and knowledge concerning the Dhamma, integrating Dhamma into daily life and is very familiar with online Buddhist discussion groups as both a member and moderator.

One word about e-Sangha...
There were a lot of people in moderator roles at e-Sangha that did a great deal of good work in serving those new to Buddhism and the general membership. The people that impressed me the most were those who had a deep commitment to serving others and got on and did it with a great deal of compassion and insight and without the need for acknowledgement or fuss. Chris was not afraid to take on the autocratic, paranoid-schizophrenic administration and be the voice of reason or advocate on behalf of a member. There were a lot of really good things going on behind the scenes that never came to light.

So, please join me in welcoming Chris to the role of moderator. I can think of no better qualified person within our midst.
with Metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:11 am

Hello retro.

Thank you. I'm more at ease now.

Be well.
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby alan » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:54 am

An excellent choice. Thanks to Cooran for taking on the task!

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Virgo » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:38 am



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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:38 am

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Congratulations, Cooran :)

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby manas » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:07 am

I've not been to E-sangha, so I can't relate anything about them. But I've been to other internet forums, and I found that it was often quite personal, in that so long as you got along well with the mods, you did ok; but if you rubbed them up the wrong way, they started to make life difficult for you (well, your online life, I mean). Here, by way of contrast, we have sane and rational mods, who as far as I can see apply the rules judiciously, without partiality. And so I also welcome you to this important, and challenging role. My thanks to you (and to all the mods and admin people, without whom this whole site could not function)!

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:10 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:16 pm

Thanks MP - this is one of the best birthday presents I received today. :hug:
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:26 pm

You're welcome. Happy birthday!
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby Ytrog » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:08 pm

Good luck Cooran :clap:

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Re: New Global Moderator.... Cooran!

Postby cooran » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:32 am

Thanks Ytrog! appreciate!

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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