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============================================================================= BUDDHIST RESOURCES -- BBS DIRECTORY ============================================================================= This file is an international directory of BBSs, operated as Buddhist BBSs or offering some Buddhist resources. This is an initial draft and is far from complete. Many DharmaNet BBSs have not yet responded to the query for info and will be added here as the data is made available. Likewise, other BodhiNet BBSs will be added in future compilations. Corrections and submissions can be directed to Barry Kapke, P.O. Box 4951, Berkeley CA 94704 USA, or e-mailed to dharma@netcom.com, or netmailed to Barry Kapke at Fidonet address 1:125/33. This resource is compiled and updated as a public service of DharmaNet International. If this information is used in other publications, please give credit to DharmaNet International as the source. Please do not alter this file, but instead send corrections so that everyone will have complete and up-to-date information. With these exceptions, there is no limitation to use. Please distribute freely. ============================================================================= DharmaNet International revised: 6/8/94 ============================================================================= ============================================================================= NORTH AMERICA ============================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALIFORNIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: BODY DHARMA ONLINE Location: Berkeley CA Line-1: 1-510-836-4717 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Barry Kapke Buddhist: Yes Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, Adanet, TGNet, PODS, Skynet, Usenet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: No Allow handles: Yes Chat: SysOp Games: None Doors: None Offline Mail: BlueWave BBS: Opus v1.7+ Speed: 14400, HST, V32b, V42b Hours: 24 OS: DOS, DESQview Comments: Home of DharmaNet & GASSHO; 200+ echos; spirituality, health, community; large text file library, including Dharma Electronic Files Archive (D.E.F.A.); SecureMail hub Email: dharma@netcom.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Camphor Fountain Location: Oakland, CA Line-1: 1-510-547-5741 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Linda Martin Buddhist: no (Baha'i) Networks: DharmaNet, Bahai'iNet, SearchNet, Skynet, Fidonet, Candynet, NativeNet, PODS Access: Free; full access 1st call Files: File areas for all major religions UL/DL Ratios: None Allow handles: Yes Chat: no Games: none Doors: none Offline Mail: QWK BBS: Renegade Speed: 1200/2400/9600/14400 Hours: 24 hours OS: DR-DOS Comments: The Camphor Fountain is based on the Baha'i principle of the unity of all world religions. I try to keep information online for all seekers to investigate all religions as much as they want to, so I carry DharmaNet for Buddhist echomail and have a file section devoted to Buddhist information. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: The Esoteric Opera Location: Ventura, CA Line-1: 1-805-641-0641 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Phantom Buddhist: No, but interested in the philosophy Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, PODnet Access: Limited until verified, but free. Long distance users given some access so they can see what the BBS is like Files: yes - many Pagan/Occult, many of the Zen files from DharmaNet, small & growing collection of the different Nets available, & a growing selection of Pascal programming files UL/DL Ratios: none (unverified newusers are limited; long distance users are upgraded automatically Allow handles: yes Chat: sysop Games: +99 Doors: yes Offline Mail: BlueWave, QWK, SilverExpress BBS: RA 2.01+ Speed: 14.4 Hours: 24 OS: DOS/DV Comments: BBS dedicated to the Pagan Community (primary focus), with interests in many areas ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: L & B Sharing BBS Location: Oakland, CA Line-1: 1-510-530-3499 Line-2: coming soon Sysop: Brian Gorecki Buddhist: Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, SkyNet, Usenet Access: Free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: yes Allow handles: no Chat: no Games: yes Doors: yes Offline Mail: Tomcat (QWK) BBS: Wildcat! Speed: 300-14400 Hours: 24 OS: NDOS v7.0 Comments: Little bit for everyone, Nutrition, Computers, Spirituality, NewAge, Recovery, Life! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Mysteria Location: Tujunga, CA Line-1: 1-818-353-8891 Line-2: 1-818-353-8761 Sysop: Phil Hansford Buddhist: Interested, carry most echos Networks: DharmaNet, BodhiNet, Fidonet, PODS, Searchnet, Novanet Access: Free (may add restrict.) Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: none Allow handles: no Chat: yes Games: no Doors: archive viewer Offline Mail: QWK BBS: Maximus 2.01 Speed: 16800 (Zyxel) Hours: 24 OS: DOS 5/Desqview Comments: Home of Occult bbs list and several echos; 200+ echos; CD-ROM; general board with emphasis on metaphysics & occult. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Underground Forest Location: Oakland, CA Line-1: 1-510-436-7678 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Brander Roullett (Pyxie) Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, PODS, HoGenet, DARKnet Access: Free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: none Allow handles: yes Chat: yes Games: yes Doors: yes Offline Mail: BlueWave BBS: Telegard Speed: 2400 Hours: 24 OS: MS-DOS 6.2 Comments: Not Buddhist, but interested in offering many different forms of spirituality ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONNECTICUT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Cuckoo's Nest Location: Avon, CT Line-1: 1-203-677-7077 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Dave Ellis Buddhist: somewhat Networks: DharmaNet, Fido, PODS, PAXnet, ADA, ADULT_LINKS, OURnet, ValeyNET Access: Free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: no Games: yes Doors: yes Offline Mail: Maximus BBS: Maximus 2.01wb Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS/DESQview Comments: SysOp's fiance is from Thailand. SysOp generally interested in Asian food, culture, food, language, and food! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- FLORIDA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Sojourner's Realm Location: Rockledge, FL Line-1: 1-407-631-3326 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Bill Tucker Buddhist: oriented Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, ChateauNet, MedievalNet Access: yes Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: none Allow handles: yes Chat: yes Games: yes Doors: yes Offline Mail: BlueWave (temp. d/e) BBS: T.A.G. 2.7 Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS/WINDOWS Comments: Basic focus on newage, health, and spirituality. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ILLINOIS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: I CAN! BBS Location: Chicago, IL Line-1: 1-312-736-7388 Line-2: 1-312-736-7434 Sysop: Bogie Bugsalewicz Buddhist: yes Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, OS2Net, ADAnet, PODS, Usenet Access: Free message area access Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: All files pertaining to disability, the Dharma, or BBS utils for visiting sysops are free and unrestricted. Other file areas are restricted to contributors. Allow handles: no Chat: yes Games: no Doors: online magazines Offline Mail: BlueWave, QWK BBS: Maximus 2.01 Speed: Node 1 (7388) 14.4 v32b; Node 2 (7434) 28.8 VFC Hours: 24 OS: OS/2 2.1 Comments: Disability, Buddhism, OS/2, Maximus BBS support. The board is extremely eclectic, with over 700 conferences. Perhaps a bit of explanation about the 'subscriber' bit is in order. In order to try to meet expenses, the use of most of the file areas has been restricted to subscribers. There's never a charge for disability information or Dharmanet files, however. The annual subscription rate is $30. Users sending proof of being on a fixed income such as SSI, SSDI, Public Aid, Unemployment, etc, are given full contributor access. Users active in the message areas who become an asset to the board often find their access raised out of the blue. :-) What can I say...capitalism never really was my forte'. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: SciNexus Central BBS Location: Morris, IL Line-1: 1-815-942-1414 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Dominic Aspel Buddhist: yes Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, PODSnet Access: free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: Games: no Doors: yes - mail Offline Mail: QWK Internal /Ext. BBS: PCBoard 15.1 Speed: 28.8k Zoom V.FC Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: SciNexus Carries files for the seeker. Besides the shareware files archives, there is a complete sub-board of files and messages for the spiritual archeologist. From Pagan to Buddhism. There is also a complete sub-board for programmrs. Email: dominic.aspel@aquila.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MASSACHUSETTS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Access to Insight Location: Pepperell, MA Line-1: 1-508-433-5847 Line-2: n/a Sysop: John Bullitt Buddhist: yes Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, Internet Access: free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: no Chat: no Games: no Doors: no Offline Mail: QWK-compatible BBS: TBBS 2.2[16] Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: Associated with Insight Meditation Society & Barre Center for Buddhist Studies; coordinator of DharmaNet Dharma Book Transcription Project; Internet "ftpmail" site for DharmaNet files; host of INSIGHT Internet mailing list Email: info@metta.ci.net ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MICHIGAN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: The MAGIC Bus Location: Royal Oak, MI Line-1: 1-810-544-3653 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Richard Kaczynski Buddhist: in part, but not exclusively Networks: DharmaNet, PODS, NUITnet, SEARCHnet, MUFONet, GODnet, FMnet, Fidonet, Skynet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: Yes Allow handles: yes Chat: no Games: no Doors: yes Offline Mail: BlueWave, QWK BBS: PCBoard 15.1 Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: Home of the Metaphysical Alternatives Group Information Center, focusing exclusively on fringe science, alternative religions and the occult. Two hundred "metaphysical" echoes. [Access is free, but UL/DL ratios determine daily online time. I'm about to implement an optional subscriber level, where people who choose to contribute to the BBS will have no ratios, and also get access to the Usenet metaphysical echoes...the only ones which I have to pay extra to receive.] ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- MISSOURI ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Astrological Services Location: Kansas City, MO Line-1: 1-816-931-2064 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Maria Knox Buddhist: yes Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, PodsNet, SkyNet, SearchNet, MageNet, AltNet, NuitNet Access: free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: no Games: no Doors: yes > offline Offline Mail: BlueWave and QWK BBS: SuperBBS 1.17 Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: Astrological Services currently runs mail-only while continuing development toward public opening as a full service Astrological BBS and Network. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- OHIO ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Access! Information Services Location: Cincinnati, OH Line-1: 1-513-244-2255 Line-2: 1-513-921-7623 Sysop: James Nerlinger Buddhist: Networks: DharmaNet, BodhiNet, FidoNet, PODnet, SkyNet, InfoNet, ITCNet, SearchNet, TrekNet, ReshNet, GameNet, and others. Access: Free & Pay Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: Yes Allow handles: Yes Chat: Yes Games: No Doors: No Offline Mail: Built-in QWK BBS: Maximus CBCS Speed: 38400 (USR DS 16.8 & 21.6) Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: Offering over 1500 echoes spanning multiple networks and adding new networks daily. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ONTARIO ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Dynagrafix Developments Location: Oshawa ON Canada Line-1: 1-905-579-3127 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Tom Wilson Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, SearchNet, NorthAmeriNet Access: Free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: no Games: no Doors: no Offline Mail: PCBoard QWK BBS: PCBoard v15.1 Speed: 14.4, v32 Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: A variety of Spiritual & New Age files and message bases ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- PENNSYLVANIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Wayfarer's Inn Location: Pittsburgh, PA Line-1: 1-412-821-0552 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Micael Mikelas Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, PODS, Skynet, ChateauNet, DiNet Access: Free/Donations Accepted Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: None Allow handles: Encouraged Chat: No Games: No Doors: Mail, etc. Offline Mail: Silver Xpress (Beta/Support Site) BBS: Maximus Speed: 14.4 (soon 28.8) Hours: 24 OS: OS/2 Comments: Open minded board catering to those interested in a "different way". Focus on Programming, OS/2, Law Enforcement, Occult Sciences, Offline Mail, Radio Communications, and much more. Limited adult areas, CD-Rom, and over 200 echomail areas. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- QUEBEC ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: DharmaGate Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Line-1: 1-514-278-8766 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Brian Goodyear Buddhist: yes Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, GatorNet Access: Free Files: Some UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: no Chat: no Games: no Doors: no Offline Mail: QWK BBS: Lora/2 2.35 Speed: 28800 Hours: 24 OS: OS/2 Comments: Small time, new board ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TENNESSEE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: The Electric Fox Location: Memphis, TN Line-1: 1-901-327-9066 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Jym & Myra Fox Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, HealthCareNet, PODS Access: free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: no Games: yes Doors: Offline Mail: BlueWave BBS: RA Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: Message bases that cover the areas of Buddhism, Taoism, health care issues, and science fiction. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: The Eternal Flame Location: Chattanooga TN Line-1: 1-615-875-0290 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Jack Whaley Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, Skynet, Godnet, Papnet, Fishnet, Chateaunet, Fidonet, Iganet Access: free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: sysop Games: yes Doors: yes Offline Mail: BlueWave BBS: RemoteAccess 2.01+ Speed: 2400-16,800, HST Hours: 23 OS: DOS/DV Comments: I try to cater to users' needs/requests, especially in alternative, and nontraditional areas. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Shadow Rider Location: Millington, TN Line-1: 1-901-873-1570 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Sandra Price Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, Fido, PODS, Nuit, SyndicateNet Access: free Files: yes UL/DL Ratios: no Allow handles: yes Chat: no Games: yes Doors: few Offline Mail: QWK BBS: Maximus 2.01b Speed: 14.4, V32b, V42b Hours: 24 OS: DOS/DV Comments: alternative religions board emphasis...messages and files ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- TEXAS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Cyber Nexus Location: San Antonio, TX Line-1: 1-210-623-6884 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Gregory Holt Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, PODS, ToadNet, BahaiNet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: Yes Allow handles: Yes Chat: No Games: Yes Doors: Yes Offline Mail: BlueWave & QWK BBS: ProBoard 2.01 Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS Comments: General Interest BBS, slightly geared toward Religion and Programming, and perhaps even the Religion of Programming. :) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- VIRGINIA ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: The Arena of Anon Location: Herndon, VA Line-1: 1-703-904-9669 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Azoth Buddhist: In part Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, NuitNet, ALNet, Skynet, MageNet, UseNet, MedievalNet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: No Allow handles: Yes Chat: No Games: No Doors: No Offline Mail: BlueWave, QWK BBS: Maximus/2 v2.01wb Speed: 14,400 Hours: 24 OS: OS/2 v2.11 Comments: Buddhist, Pagan, Occult, Magick, Thelema, Mediaval; 160+ echoes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- WASHINGTON ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: The Helix Location: Seattle, WA Line-1: 1-206-783-6368 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Scott Parks Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, FidoNet, UseNet/Internet, PODS Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: 20:1 Allow handles: Yes Chat: No Games: No Doors: No Offline Mail: BlueWave, QWK, Silver Express BBS: RA Speed: 14400 Hours: 23 OS: DOS/DV Comments: 300+ echos on alternative lifstyles and alternative politics. Internet Email and Newsgroups. Many interesting info files. Email: sparks@helix.eskimo.com ============================================================================= EUROPE ============================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- GERMANY ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Boudicca's Bard Location: Frankfurt a.M., Germany Line-1: 49-69-520160 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Guus Goos/GardenStone Buddhist: No, I'm Wiccan Networks: DharmaNet, PODS, Fido, Paranet, Lichtnet, GroNet Access: Writeaccess in occult echos not free; DharmaNet, Gronet & Fido free Files: Occult/esoteric areas not free; Mundane areas (packers, utils, antivirus, etc) free UL/DL Ratios: none Allow handles: yes (if complete registration with birthname is done) Chat: sysop/cosysop Games: Tetra, TradeWars, LORD (all games very seldom used) Doors: P-Chat, MTNC, MTS, GEdit, Userset Offline Mail: BlueWave BBS: Remote Access 2.01+, Frontdoor 2.20cMl, GEcho 1.02+, Allfix 4.21g4, RP 1.01 Speed: 16.8, V32b, V42b Hours: 24 OS: MS-DOS 6.02, LANtastic, Desqview 2.62/QEMM 7.04 Comments: The BBS is highly specialized in: Paganism/Wicca, Magick, Astrology, Tarot, Runes, I ching, Bhuddism, Tao, Rituals, esoteric poems & prose, OOBE, channeling, etc. About 200 related mailecho's and over 60 Mb esoteric/occult-religion related files. Sysop (Male) is specialized in Wicca, Magick; cosysop (female) in Astrology, Tarot, Runes, amulets, a.m. Total amount of files is about 1.8 Gig. Email: No internet ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOLLAND ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPAIN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SWEDEN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Moko No Tora BBS Location: Sundbyberg/Stockholm, Sweden Line-1: 46-8-985948 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Mats Hjelm Buddhist: No (Not active) Networks: DharmaNet, MANet (Martial Arts Net), FidoNet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: No Allow handles: Yes Chat: SysOp Games: No Doors: No Offline Mail: BlueWave BBS: Maximus 2.01 Speed: 19200,V32b,V42b,ZYX,FAX,VOICE Hours: 24h OS: Dos 6.02, 4dos 5.0 Comments: For MANet application Freq "DN-MANET.ZIP" Email: No ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNITED KINGDOM ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Converse Location: Raunds, UK Line-1: 44-933-46-07-44 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Dylan Harris Buddhist: approaching Networks: DharmaNet, Internet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: No Allow handles: Yes Chat: Yes Games: Trek Doors: CD-ROM Offline Mail: QWK BBS: Synchronet 1c Speed: 14.4, V32b, V42b Hours: 24 OS: Windows Comments: Likely to move to France in six months or so Email: xenakis.demon.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Dataserve Systems BBS Location: Faversham, Kent, UK Line-1: 44-795-590170 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Graham Jenkins Buddhist: no (Spiritualist) Networks: DharmaNet, Incarnet, Lightnet, Fidonet, Frontnet Access: Subscribers: 120mins 2048K 15:1 Ratio (10Ukp/year) Non-Subscribers: 30mins 500K 3:1 Ratio Files: yes (149 areas) UL/DL Ratios: yes Allow handles: yes Chat: sysop Games: yes Doors: yes Offline Mail: BlueWave, SilverXpress BBS: RA 2.01/RoboBBS v1.08 Speed: 28.8, V32b, V42b, V.FC+FAX Hours: 24 OS: DOS 6.2 Comments: Theme is general subjects covering occult sciences, spiritual guidance, Complementary Medicine, Health-Watch, lifestyles, etc ============================================================================= ASIA ============================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- SINGAPORE ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Clavis Concursis Location: Singapore Line-1: 65-444-2376 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Jwu-Jiun Tan Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, PODnet, NeST, DMLinks Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: 1:10(f) Ratios: 1:100(k) Allow handles: Yes Chat: Sysop Games: Yes Doors: Yes Offline Mail: BlueWave/JCQWK BBS: RemoteAccess Speed: 14400 Hours: 24 OS: DOS 6.20 Comments: Supports discussions on various relations Email: No Internet access as of now. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Depeche Megalopolis BBS Location: Singapore Line-1: 65-283-4010 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Wang Yumin Buddhist: yes Networks: DharmaNet, DMLiNKS (AsiaNet), Fidonet, U'NI-NET, WorldNet Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: 1:15 Allow handles: No Chat: Sysop Games: None Doors: None Offline Mail: BlueWave, MKQWK BBS: RA 1.11 Speed: 9600 Hayes v9600 v32 v42b Hours: 24 OS: IBM OS/2 2.1 Comments: Home of DMLiNKS/AsiaNet, FLPRO; Underground Music Support ! Email: wang.yumin%oconn@csah.com 72332,1266@compuserve.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- BBS-Name: Acropolis Nation Location: Chua Chu Kang Line-1: 65-763-5130 Line-2: n/a Sysop: Kelvin Hkoo Buddhist: no Networks: DharmaNet, Fidonet, PODnet, CandyNet, PRIME, ICDM Access: Free Files: Yes UL/DL Ratios: No Allow handles: No Chat: Sysop Games: Yes Doors: Yes Offline Mail: RoseMail BBS: PCBoard v15.1/M 10 Speed: 21600 V32t, H16, V32b Hours: 24 OS: MS-DOS v5.00 Comments: FidoNet Hub in Singapore Email: n/a ============================================================================= AUSTRALIA =============================================================================

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