Wish List - Real Dharma Free for All

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oldbob
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Wish List - Real Dharma Free for All

Postby oldbob » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:30 pm

Wish list. :soapbox:

1. Enlightenment Engine. Suffering being in - Happy :buddha1: out.

Programmed learning modules could be set up for all practices / lineages. You progress as you succeed in each practice, including practice in meditation / absorptions. This can be developed from within each lineage, with links to living Masters / sources of empowerment / on-line / off-line transmission / reading authorization, live webcasts, recorded explanations, retreat opportunities and support groups, as appropriate. Many poor people have access to the web, through libraries, schools, or through friends, but lack the resources to go to teachings and or buy Dharma media. This could help make practices available in a useful way.

Example:

Massimo Catalfo, http://www.casedellabucca.info, has made a brilliant and kindly, usable multimedia module on Tara, using resources from ChNNR. Works for me. For various reasons it has not been released. While it is not "programed learning" the source material could easily be adapted.

2. On-line library of all the teachings by each Master in hyper-linked cross reference, for all media. Access to be controlled by each lineage holder, but stored in a common place on the cloud. Many poor people have access to the web, through libraries, schools, or through friends, but lack the resources to go to teachings and or buy Dharma media. This could help make practices available in a useful way.

3. It would be helpful if there were a website not just listing the world wide Teaching schedules of all Masters, but also cross referencing Teachings by type, time-line and price. (Perhaps we need to invent a Dewey Decimal index of practices.) A newcomer, looking at the swirl of confusion/ massive information overload, on the web, has little clue, and finds Teachers / Teachings by happenstance and karma.

A responsible,vetted web site (perhaps Dharma Wheel) could help a lot, with a cross referenced data base of Teachers, Teachings, Time Lines, schedules and prices.

This could be a simple language, clearly presented, starting point for Buddhist spiritual seekers.

The key point is not to replace or change, in the slightest, any current Teaching structures or methods, but to provide additional resources, free on the web, for Buddhist spiritual seekers for whom the current resources fail to engage. Maybe this can be called Easy Dharma.

May this be of use to someone!

Long life to the Masters, may they live long, in good health, and with success in all things.

ob

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Re: Wish List - Real Dharma Free for All

Postby Astus » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:20 am

Great ideas, although little to do with this forum. You should perhaps find someone with the necessary programming skills to create the structure, then upload and maintain all the data.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Wish List - Real Dharma Free for All

Postby Lhasa » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:40 pm

Oldbob,
That link doesn't work. Great ideas,btw.

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Re: Wish List - Real Dharma Free for All

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