Hi! This is a community for Tibetan Buddhists and people interested in Tibetan Buddhism. :-)
Please feel free to post experiences, questions, book recomendations, writings, cooking tips, whatever, so long as it is appropriate. Teaching Tibetan is also a good thing. :-)
The mods are kunde_yidang (mod and founder. Kagyu School) xanandax (equally cool mod # 2. Nyingma School.)
Here Lie the Rules
-To Buddhists not in the Tibetan Tradition and Non Buddhists, WELCOME! We want to have you hear! However, we expect that you will be respectful of our beliefs.
-Prosletyzing earns an immediate ban. That applies to prosletyzing within the Tibetan tradition or Buddhism. (by prosletyzing I DON'T mean "with what you have said I would recomend this school" I mean "You should be [insert label here] because its RIGHT")
-There are many contraversial teachers. feel free to post their teachings. Responses to these posts MUST BE RESPECTFUL even if you disagree with the teacher.
-Disrespect will be warned, then banned
-English is not the first language of every member of this community however it IS the language of the community. Politely correcting English is OK, but no freaking out at someone for a grammer or spelling mistake or something.
-No posts of "He's right, Your wrong." The posts will be deleted and the poster warned.
-No declaration of what is "right" or "wrong"...remember, unless you are enlightened, you can't know
-No spamming. Spam will be deleted, reported and count as a warning. 2 warnings= a ban. If the spam is really bad, we can just ban you right then and there.
-If you disagree with a teachers actions, teachings or morals, you must still respect their students.
-Keep dharma POLITICS seperate from dharma PHILOSOPHIES
-Respectful challenging or disagreement is OK
-Please LJ cut long entries
-cussing is OK, REALLY! Just don't be excessive. If the cussing is too much, I will just ask you to edit your entry
-No bringing personal arguements onto the board
-Stay somewhat on topic (Buddhism) but feel free to post life experiences that somehow relate
-No deleting posts or comments (even your own) if you wish to delete a post or comment, go onto the moderator kunde_yidang's personal journal and she will delete it for you.
-In this community, the moderator’s word in refrence to the conduct of community members is law. If the moderator decides that you are infringing on the rights of the members of the community, even if what you are doing is not strictly forbade in the rules, you will be banned. The moderator is not obgliated to explain this to you or to the other members of the community.
-Be smart. Dont insult people.
-note: recently there has been a great deal of contraversy in Tibetan buddhism (eg Karmapa Contraversy, NKT, Dolgyal/Dorje Shugden, certain teachers actions et cetera) This doesnt mean you must avoid posting teachings relating to these teachers or practices, but no political arguments please! So no teachings about how Dolgyal is wrong, or which Karmapa is wrong or what.
***YOU WILL RECIEVE ONLY ONE WARNING FOR BREAKING RULES AND IF YOU REPEAT, YOU WILL BE BANNED*** THANK YOU FOR BEING A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY!!!
If you feel that you have recieved a rude response and nothing has been done about it, please contact the moderators.
NAME: AGE: LOCATION: ARE YOU BUDDHIST? IF NO, WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TO JOIN THIS COMMUNITY? IF YES, TIBETAN BUDDHIST? WHAT SCHOOL? HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO TAKE REFUGE, OR DO YOU PLAN TO? DO YOU LIKE CHEESE?(I just really wanted to throw that in there)