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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby dharmaamrita » Wed May 11, 2011 6:05 am

just set an example. Forget about '-isms'. The Dhamma is universal. Let it be fully effulgent in your thoughts words and deeds. Always speak Dhamma, do Dhamma, think Dhamma. Then your bhava becomes infectiuous when people see the good in it.

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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby befriend » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:22 pm

whats wrong with putting an ad in the paper, i didnt know there was a buddhist group meeting one mile from my house for years, until i stumbled across a website that told me where they met. how are people supposed to know about groups that people could be interested in if no one displays it? if people dont want to go to a buddhist group they dont have to, but whats the harm in letting them know its there?
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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:15 pm

Its interesting that there aren't any more online chatting/video conferencing. Recently some of my friends had access to a very good monk and they organised a video conference- it was really good! People could not only see/hear they could ask questions - and it did really feel like we were all there together in cycberspace,listening to this monk- there was a sense of 'group-identity' because we all kind of knew each other even though we weren't physically present (we could see each other, though). This is the site we used:

http://www.webex.co.uk/

I would hope someone attempts using it. It is quite good. :thumbsup:

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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby Maitri » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:22 am

I've been working with the nuns at our temple to try and attract more people to visit, but attendance has been very low. We are now trying to find some good means to connect with people via local media. It's a catch 22- you want to offer more Dhamma activities, but you need people to attend them!
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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby Ytrog » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:43 pm

You must also be able to explain the basics of the Dhamma quite well to spread it.

I usually am a bit hesitant to talk about it myself, so I wouldn't pick me for it. ;)

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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby Maitri » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:12 pm

We have decided to try and host an intro to Buddhism course for local people. Many times new persons just come to regular meetings without much of an introduction and feel overwhelmed and rather confused. The Bhikkhuni is putting together a 4 week program that will be a very basic intro to meditation practice, the life of the Buddha and the Dhamma.

The competition is an issue. For whatever reason, there is almost 5 Theravada center in the local area and none of them want to consolidate and work together. The monastics all want to run their own center even though takes much more effort to run 5 centers instead of one :rolleye:
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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

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Re: Dhamma propagation

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:58 pm

In my experience over the past 10 years what I have seen is that whatever type of group you set up -people will come for just that. :) So I don't think there is anything to fear in setting up a Buddhist group. Ultimately it will be people who can see beyond their social conditioning who will be able to approach such a group- which is a good thing.

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