Hello Matheesha, TMingyur, David and Dymtro,
Many thanks for your helpful public and private advice. My initial thoughts about working at a Dhamma Foundation (better part time) are:
1) contributing my time/energy/knowledge/wisdom to the Dhamma instead of to the daily work -- although I can practice my patience, tolerance and mindfulness while doing my daily work, I thought I can also practice these while doing much more meaningful work that will not only benefit my own practice but also that of many other people (Well, probably I should overcome my aversion to the daily work first and then overcome my desire for the Dhamma work later -- I certainly haven't yet reached equanimity).
2) getting more time for my practice. Indeed the daily work is part of my dhamma practice and provides me with many opportunities to practice truthfulness, mindfulness, loving kindness, compassion, forgiveness, empathetic joy, generosity, gratitude, humidity, contentment, patience, tolerance ..., but I often don't even have time to reflect about these.
I'm also considering it would be nice to have a Dhamma Foundation in an English-speaking country, something like the Buddhist Publication Society in Sri Lanka, but with different tasks -- more oriented to serve as an internet guide for the practice of the lay Dhamma practitioners, especially beginners . "Access to Insight" has kind of served a similar role, but it has been run by one person with some particular focus. It would be good to establish and maintain a world-wide internet website by a Dhamma Foundation that focuses on the very essence of the Buddha's teachings and the carefully selected resources/guides for the Dhamma practice of the lay practitioners.
These are only some of my preliminary thoughts. Again your input has been and would be most appreciated. Metta to all,
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