Live Chat: the crisis
- A live chat has been scheduled at the Buddhist Chat forum on Sat
Sept. 22nd and Sun Sept 23rd to provide Buddhist perspective and
support in the current crisis in America.
Please join us beginning at 01:00 GMT **
New York: 9pm (Saturday & Sunday)
San Francisco: 6pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Sydney: 11 am (Sunday & Monday)
Bangkok 8am (Sunday & Monday)
** Please verify your time zone at http://www.worldtimeserver.com/
About Buddhist Chat
The BuddhistChat group is a forum for supportive conversation between
Buddhist practitioners about topics that arise in our daily lives.
The tone is practical and conversational, not theoretical or debate
oriented. The goal of the group is to generate helpful, respectful
dialogue about practice.
We do this in two ways, through: (1) e-mail message exchange, and
(2) live chats, using the egroups CHAT function. Some members elect
to not receive e-mails from the group, preferring to only be involved
in the live chats. Other members are not involved in the live chats,
preferring to only dialogue with others through the list messages.
And some participate in both forums.
Topics for the live chats are usually proposed as a result of themes
that have evolved in the posted messages. But any member can propose
a chat at any time, whether or not the topic is currently being
discussed. Once a topic is proposed, dates and times are scheduled,
and all members are informed of the upcoming chat. Our membership
has a broad base covering many time zones across Asia, Europe, and
the Americas, and so live chats are proposed at a variety of times.
The moderator is a Buddhist monk from the Theravada tradition. But
the group is not sectarian. There is interest in and respect for all
Buddhist teachings, and the membership include practitioners from
various traditions, including Zen, Theravada, Tibetan and
Jodushinshu. There are other monastics among the membership as well,
but discussions are not "led" by the monks.
You are very welcome to join us for the above or any other chat. If
you are not already a BuddhistChat member, you can join the group at: