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    Dhammaloka Community is the virtual version of a popular centre by the same name located in Perth, Western Australia. Just as our bricks-and-mortar centre provides lay and monastic support and resources locally, Dhammaloka Community provides similar services to Buddhists anywhere the Web reaches.

    Dhammaloka is a public platform (not anononymous). As Buddhists we are advocates of honesty and openness. Member participate using their real name which will be visible to all. There is no option to use pseudonyms. Private communication is possible through messaging and off-the-air 'Groups'. Duty of care requires that subscribers must be of legal age (18+) to participate. Members of the old BSWA forum wishing to join must re-register and subscribe. We have not migrated the old accounts, many of which had been compromised.

    As a community member you can:
    • Participate in discussions with fellow Buddhists
    • Ask our resident monastics questions
    • Get free blogging and photo album facilities. You can also post events
    • Start/join special interest groups and forums (private)

    Community membership is by paid subscription, effectively a small donation of $2 annually. Why have subscriptions?

    1. Upkeep of our server
    2. Complement Security (identity verification)

    If you are a monk, nun or anagarika you do not have to take out a subscription to participate. Contact us with your details including the monastery you reside at, phone number and contact person.

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    Venerable Sunyo

    Upcoming Ajahn Brahmali retreat in Germany

    Thread Starter: Venerable Sunyo

    For all the European out there this may be of interest: a meditation retreat led by Ajahn Brahmali.

    Title: Meditation with Inspiration

    Last Post By: Venerable Sunyo 16th-April-2017, 01:21 PM Go to last post
    Stefano Grillo

    Circular time

    Thread Starter: Stefano Grillo

    Dear Bhante,
    I have seen a couple of talks by Ajahn Brahm in which he says that just like 3-D space is curved (so that, to use an image that I

    Last Post By: Jerrod Lopes 12th-April-2017, 11:05 AM Go to last post
    Ed Rock

    Trump - Buddhism and politics

    Thread Starter: Ed Rock

    A recent article points to increased political resistance by the US Buddhist community. What are our thoughts on this in the Dhammaloka community?

    Last Post By: Ed Rock 5th-April-2017, 08:28 PM Go to last post
    Franz Li

    NDE, Meditation & "Jhana Practice"

    Thread Starter: Franz Li

    We learned that Ed and Jerrod both had NDE, and they both spoke of "jhana practice" rather than just meditation practice. It is good to demystify

    Last Post By: Marcia Beloved 11th-April-2017, 08:14 AM Go to last post
    Bradley West


    Thread Starter: Bradley West

    Hi everyone,
    I am keen to know what emptiness means in Buddhism and where can I find more info on this subject?
    Thank you.

    Last Post By: Venerable Sunyo 7th-April-2017, 09:08 AM Go to last post
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