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New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby DGA » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:11 pm

I would like to welcome tobes and Sherab Dorje to the staff of DharmaWheel as global moderators, and thank them for their willingness to volunteer their time to keep this place a well-organized space for public discourse on the Buddhist teachings. Tobes is a new moderator, and Sherab Dorje is returning to the team after a sabbatical.

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby plwk » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:15 pm

Waves juniper incense with khata, sprinkles flower petals, rolls out the red carpet....

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby conebeckham » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:28 pm

Thanks guys!
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It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby smcj » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:37 pm

Good luck guys. Hope it isn't too much a pain in the butt for you.

So is somebody else rotating out?
In the Tantra of the Beautiful Auspiciousness (bKra shis mdzes ldan gyi rgyud), this "Great Primordial Purity" (sPyi ti) is defined as follows:

What is known as "The Great Primordial Purity”
Is the state abiding before authentic Buddhas arose
And before impure sentient beings appeared;
It is called the great Primordial radiance of immutable awareness.

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby DGA » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:20 pm

smcj wrote:So is somebody else rotating out?


No. However, the workload is increasing in some respects, and some members of the team are dividing their time very carefully among family commitments (growing families in some cases), Dharma commitments, work commitments, and so on. Many hands lighten the load.

Also, Sherab Dorje had requested leave some time ago, and recently decided he was ready to return, so we're happy to have him back.

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:22 pm

Welcome to the Dark Side!

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Punya » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:08 pm

Thanks Tobes and welcome back Sherab Dorje.
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

~Words of My Perfect Teacher

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby shel » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:33 am

Jikan wrote:Sherab Dorje had requested leave some time ago, and recently decided he was ready to return, so we're happy to have him back.


Oh boy, well, you might as well just ban me now. :ban:

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby tobes » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:58 am

Hope I can help smooth the waters....

The older I get, the more of a Habermasian I become:

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/habermas/#HabDisThe

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Grigoris » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:45 am

Thanks people! I look forward to helping out around here once again.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Kim O'Hara » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:50 pm

Thank you both for volunteering your time, and thank you in anticipation for the patience I'm sure you will need and show.

:namaste:
Kim

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Ayu » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:23 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:Thanks people! I look forward to helping out around here once again.

:namaste: Why are you pink now? What does it mean?
I have decided to stick with love.
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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Dan74 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:46 pm

Hi Ayu, there've been some team changes. Some people leaving, new (hopefully) coming in. There will be an official announcement soon, no doubt.

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Hickory Mountain » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:21 pm

Thank you for your service, guys!
Namo Amitabha

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Ayu » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:42 pm

Hickory Mountain wrote:Thank you for your service, guys!

Yes, I subscribe to that also for sure. :namaste:
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Hate is too great a burden to bear.
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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby rachmiel » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:52 am

May you herd the cats with grace and firm petting. :applause:
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby DGA » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:06 am

It's true: Sherab Dorje, after many months of long and dedicated service, has resigned his role as a moderator. He has all our sincere thanks for his committed service to the board.

Dan74 is correct that there are other changes coming to the DharmaWheel team, to be announced at an appropriate time (soon). We will be adding at least one new moderator.

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Punya » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:23 am

Thanks for your contribution Sherab Dorje. :thumbsup:
Just as the trunk of an ordinary tree
Lying in the forests of the Malaya mountains
Absorbs the perfume of sandal from the moist leaves and branches
So you come to resemble who whomever you follow.

~Words of My Perfect Teacher

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Re: New Moderators: tobes and Sherab Dorje

Postby Grigoris » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:10 am

Punya wrote:Thanks for your contribution Sherab Dorje. :thumbsup:
Your welcome my dear Punya. :bow:
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde


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