online Buddhist community
DharmaNet is more than just an electronic mail and file conduit. It is a
community of Buddhists and non-Buddhists who share a commitment to "service"
and "practice," improving themselves and their local/global communities.
DharmaNet is an exploration of how to use these online technologies to nurture
and cultivate generosity, mindfulness, insight.
All DharmaNet services are offered freely, in the Buddhist tradition of
//dana// or "generosity," "giving." These include:
* e-mail access to DharmaNet sites around the world
* echomail conferences, including such subjects as Buddhist Dharma,
Meditation, Women in Buddhism, Race and Buddhism, Engaged Buddhism,
Buddhist Ethics, Nonviolence (Ahimsa), Buddhist Studies, News From/About
Tibet, Buddhism in the West, as well as more specific focuses in Zen,
Theravada, Vajrayana, and Pure Land traditions.
* an international file distribution network, disseminating Dharma talks
and teachings, from such respected teachers as Robert Aitken, Taizan
Maezumi, John Tarrant, Joanna Macy, the Dalai Lama, Chagdud Tulku
Rinpoche, Ngakpa Chogyam Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong,
Sister Ayya Khema, Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Thanissaro, Ajahn
Amaro, Webu Sayadaw, and many others.
* electronic editions of Buddhist newsletters, such as SAKYADHITA,
INQUIRING MIND, CLEAR MIND, BLIND DONKEY, BHAVANA SOCIETY NEWSLETTER,
SOCIETY FOR TANTRIC STUDIES NEWSLETTER, etc., as well as DharmaNet's
own bimonthly journal, GASSHO
* an international calendar of Buddhist meditation retreats
* the DharmaBase project, compiling regional directories of Buddhist
practice centers, monasteries, and organizations
* INSIGHT, an Internet "mailing list," allowing Internet users to
participate in DharmaNet discussions
* online file libraries at many DharmaNet host sites, as well as on the
Internet (DharmaNet Electronic File Archive at sunsite.unc.edu)
* opportunities to serve, such as helping transcribe books from
publishers such as the Buddhist Publication Society for free
distribution as "electronic books," helping on the volunteer staff of
GASSHO, helping collect data for the calendar and directory projects,
helping establish online liasons with practice centers and monasteries,
If the DharmaNet project interests you and you'd like to be a part of this
growing online community, please dowwnload the file DHARMA.ZIP from the BBS,
Body Dharma Online, (modem: 1-510-234-9431) or contact Barry Kapke by e-mail
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or by postal mail (DharmaNet International, PO Box 4951,
Berkeley CA 94704-4951).
DharmaNet is a service of DharmaNet International, a not-for-profit religious
and charitable organization.