Online Zen Buddhist Temple

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Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by tracefleeman » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:59 pm

I'm coding an online Zen Buddhist temple for people (like me) who don't have a temple near them. But I'm far (VERY far) from enlightenment, and I need some help running it. I'm going to register the domain in a few hours, and as we speak i'm uploading all the files.

Would anyone like to help us here? We could really use a hand :smile: .

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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by Mr. G » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:42 pm

I don't understand. What will the function of this online Zen Buddhist temple be?
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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by DGA » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:22 am

There have been attempts at such things as online zendos in the past. Unfortunately, history doesn't offer an example of a successful one (that is, one that lives up to the name and really functions as a place in which one can learn and practice Buddhism).

Unless someone knows of one that I do not...?

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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by Blue Garuda » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:19 am

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''Treeleaf Zendo was designed specifically as an online practice place for Zen practitioners who cannot easily commute to a Zen .''

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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by Astus » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:26 pm

I don't know how you imagine an online Zen temple. What should be clear, is that a temple is a place of religious service. People go there to get something. Most of the time rituals. Even in a Zen temple. It can also be a place of worship, as it usually houses a buddha statue, sutras, and occasionally relics. Temples also have at least one priest to do the services. Question is then, are you a priest, or do you know one to serve in the online temple? Another function of temples is community life. The online form of community life is found in forums, chatrooms and networking sites. Are you planning to have that too?
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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by shel » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:03 pm

I'm willing to help. I could easily do a site like treeleaf. In fact it would be easy to improve on that model with custom design, rather than lame templates, and better functionality. Plus it could be fully developed. :tongue: And as for teachers, just about anyone would be an improvement. I don't think that would be a problem at all.

PM if you're interested, and if not, good luck. :smile:

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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by Wesley1982 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:13 am

I tried to register but why is it requesting parent or guardian signatures in the registration process? . .

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Re: Online Zen Buddhist Temple

Post by SonofRage » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:25 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:I tried to register but why is it requesting parent or guardian signatures in the registration process? . .
Pay closer attention to the registration process. You likely put that your birth date was in 1999 and you are 12 year old or something.


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