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Title: blogs
Post by: dumb bonbu on November 24, 2009, 03:52:55 am
does anyone blog here? feel free to share yours and/or ones you enjoy  :)

blathering nonsense (http://blatheringnonsense.blogspot.com/) (mine)

echoes of the name (http://jodoshinshubuddhism.wordpress.com/)

dharmakara's prayer (http://dharmakarasprayer.wordpress.com/)

words (http://icantcomeupwithawittyblogtitle.blogspot.com/)

peace in the beast (http://peaceinthebeast.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: humanitas on November 24, 2009, 10:39:12 am
Licentia Poetica (http://ogyenchodzom.wordpress.com/)

The Ogre Pages (http://theogrepages.wordpress.com/)

:headbow:
Ogyen.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: WonderlandAlli on November 24, 2009, 12:34:11 pm
My blogs are art-based. I keep one at http://allison100paintings.blogspot.com for my self-teaching on using oil paints, and one at http://allisoncomics.blogspot.com for my ink drawings/paintings like I would use for graphic novels and such. When I am not busy with school and work I try to make sure I get some painting in, and some work on a graphic novel my friend writes. (not yet published).

Moving this summer and school this semester has taken up a lot of time from my art, but next semester I am taking two studio courses (one in drawing one in painting) so I should be getting a LOT of work done this spring! :D
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Lightfiend on December 01, 2009, 04:36:58 pm
The Emotion Machine (http://www.theemotionmachine.com)

I think it would be cool if we had a forum for sharing some of our writing. Anyway this can be accomplished?
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: humanitas on December 01, 2009, 04:40:45 pm
Writer's Page.  It's in the Lifestyle section.

It's the "wordsmithing area" where any writers, artists, etc are welcome to share their writing!  

It has one subforum for now right now Rhyme and Reason specifically for sharing (poetry) if you like in rhyme or not.  :)  We can always add sub forums if a demand appears!

So far it's been light in traffic...
 :headbow:
Ogyen.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Ngawang Drolma on December 16, 2009, 07:01:27 am
The Dharma Corner (http://www.dharmacorner.net)  :namaste:
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: daimond on January 18, 2010, 08:10:12 am
well, how about our blog in e-sangha it corrupt data too.
that the only blog i have
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: humanitas on January 18, 2010, 03:11:45 pm
well, how about our blog in e-sangha it corrupt data too.
that the only blog i have


As we are in no way affiliated with ESangha, we don't have any way to access any esangha material that was in their database.

You can make a free new blog if you'd like at

http://wordpress.com
http://www.blogger.com
http://www.livejournal.com

if you have a hotmail account I know you can get a spaces account which has a blog in it.

:headbow:
Ogyen.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Chokyi Wangpo on February 15, 2010, 06:28:06 pm
http://spungdeeper.blogspot.com/

mine. just started
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: J. McKenna on February 15, 2010, 07:48:33 pm
Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Chokyi Wangpo on February 15, 2010, 09:00:05 pm
actually i totally agree. Blog deleted.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Ron-the-Elder on February 16, 2010, 02:33:07 am
Nice shades!

Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: J. McKenna on February 16, 2010, 05:43:14 pm
Nice shades!

Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:

You are most Welcome!! :namaste:
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Nurseholistic on March 28, 2010, 11:56:02 am
My diary of experiences and emotions:

http://nurseholistic.blogspot.com/



Metta,

Nurseholistic

Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Ngawang Drolma on April 28, 2010, 03:29:27 am
I have a new blog....again!

It's www.dharmacorner.net

Thanks for visiting  :)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Jikan on July 23, 2010, 05:43:33 am
http://dctendai.blogspot.com/

Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Jikan on August 13, 2010, 09:03:51 am
I think Danny Fisher's doing a good job here.

http://dannyfisher.org/
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: humanitas on August 14, 2010, 11:36:39 am
This is a very nice blog!  Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Jikan on August 23, 2010, 01:06:54 pm
I'm curious if people are familiar with this blog which seems to have at least a nominal connection to Buddhism, and what people think of it.

http://egregores.blogspot.com
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: treederwright on September 13, 2010, 10:33:47 am
hello all.

I have a blog im doing on the effects of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. Its based on an experiment and Patrul Rinpoche's commentary. It was said that Patrul Rinpoche promoted the Rime movement that was nonsecterian. His pervasive attitude toward the Bodhicharyavatara teachings was that they must be practiced.

So i have dedicated a year to practicing the book and its commentary in everyday situations to see if infact the mind can be changed from selfish to selfless. or at least less and less self in the picture.

If you want to check it out http://activebodhichitta.blogspot.com
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: meez on September 13, 2010, 12:29:59 pm
Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:

This cracks me up.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: treederwright on September 20, 2010, 02:30:35 pm
I think that a blog that is dedicated to the help of others is far from self aggrandizement. Posibly the buddha would read it even.   :teehee: :wink1:
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: mindyourmind on September 24, 2010, 10:58:20 am

I've had a quick look at that, keep up the good work and the best of luck  :dharma:




hello all.

I have a blog im doing on the effects of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. Its based on an experiment and Patrul Rinpoche's commentary. It was said that Patrul Rinpoche promoted the Rime movement that was nonsecterian. His pervasive attitude toward the Bodhicharyavatara teachings was that they must be practiced.

So i have dedicated a year to practicing the book and its commentary in everyday situations to see if infact the mind can be changed from selfish to selfless. or at least less and less self in the picture.

If you want to check it out [url]http://activebodhichitta.blogspot.com[/url]
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: thehappysnapper on August 17, 2011, 07:56:02 pm
I hope nobody minds but I thought I'd post a link to my humble and quite newish blog here, its a general blog / journal kind of affair but with me being a Buddhist it does contain some rather inexperienced and probably ill concieved Buddhist'centric posts now and again  :blush:

"The Happy Snappers Hideout"  https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com (https://thehappysnappershideout.wordpress.com)
Title: My Blog
Post by: landis on September 30, 2011, 05:42:57 am
I feel like a dork saying it, but I now have a blog.  I just made my first post.  It's a geeky comparison of several different translations of the sixteen mindfulness of breathing steps from the Anapanasati Sutta.

http://buddhistics.blog.com/ (http://buddhistics.blog.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Gibbon on September 30, 2011, 09:55:51 am
Nice to see all those remarkable and diverse blogs here!  My own is more of a personal diary thing, so it's private.  Instead of original posts, I mainly place short Dharma texts and links there.  It's a handy place to keep track of these things and make them accessible any time.  To keep the blog private, I made it invisible to spiders.   
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: geek on December 09, 2011, 07:58:50 am
Collection of buddhist mantras, sutras, songs and etc...

http://happywaterdragon.blogspot.com/ (http://happywaterdragon.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Lobster on December 31, 2011, 09:24:05 pm
Quote
Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement


How subtle
Look at me. I have overcome the need for Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement . . .  :jinsyx:

Well I have not. :namaste:
http://yinyana.tumblr.com/ (http://yinyana.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Yeshe on February 29, 2012, 06:07:30 am
I feel the only reply is for me to also invent my own Yana - Garudayana!

www.bluegaruda.org (http://www.bluegaruda.org)

It is vastly superior to the other Yanas and far more advanced than Buddhism.   LOL :)   :jinsyx:

Story:

Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido was approached by a young man who asked: 'Please will you teach me your Aikido?'

The old man relied:  'How interesting - everyone else seems intent on teaching their own Aikido'.

Cobbling together a few Buddhist practices and garnishing them with nonsensical personal prejudice seems to be the way forward for some.  How sad. :(
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Hanzze on February 29, 2012, 08:30:15 pm
Personal views are coming and going... *smile*

Quote
"What do you think, Kalamas? When greed arises in a person, does it arise for welfare or for harm?"

"For harm, lord."

"And this greedy person, overcome by greed, his mind possessed by greed, kills living beings, takes what is not given, goes after another person's wife, tells lies, and induces others to do likewise, all of which is for long-term harm & suffering."

"Yes, lord."

"Now, what do you think, Kalamas? When aversion arises in a person, does it arise for welfare or for harm?"

"For harm, lord."

"And this aversive person, overcome by aversion, his mind possessed by aversion, kills living beings, takes what is not given, goes after another person's wife, tells lies, and induces others to do likewise, all of which is for long-term harm & suffering."

"Yes, lord."

"Now, what do you think, Kalamas? When delusion arises in a person, does it arise for welfare or for harm?"

"For harm, lord."

"And this deluded person, overcome by delusion, his mind possessed by delusion, kills living beings, takes what is not given, goes after another person's wife, tells lies, and induces others to do likewise, all of which is for long-term harm & suffering."

"Yes, lord."

"So what do you think, Kalamas: Are these qualities skillful or unskillful?"

"Unskillful, lord."

"Blameworthy or blameless?"

"Blameworthy, lord."

"Criticized by the wise or praised by the wise?"

"Criticized by the wise, lord."

"When adopted & carried out, do they lead to harm & to suffering, or not?"

"When adopted & carried out, they lead to harm & to suffering. That is how it appears to us."

"So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them.


from To the Kalamas (http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.065.than.html)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Lobster on March 07, 2012, 11:14:10 pm
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[url]http://nurseholistic.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://nurseholistic.blogspot.com/[/url])
  <3
Marvelous example of a blog.
Full of honesty, experience and integrity. In many ways if we listen and read in the spirit that someone has something to offer us, we gain insights. I find a blog or spiritual journal is a marvelous tool of unraveling. We need this reflection of ourselves. We need this understanding. We perhaps need to listen . . . to ourselves if no one else . . .  :hug:
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Timbaland on May 05, 2012, 10:50:06 pm
http://research.personality-testing.info/ (http://research.personality-testing.info/)

It can be pretty interesting. And, it has free data for those who like to play with statistics.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Melanie on September 26, 2012, 03:18:00 pm
Our Tri Teams updates go on here:
www.alltriwear.wordpress.com (http://www.alltriwear.wordpress.com)
.... just in case you are interested.

But better, should you want to know about my travels to Colorado, go here:
http://melaniereis.blog.de/ (http://melaniereis.blog.de/)
Some of the entries are in German, but the important ones are in both languages. (oh, and excuse my foul language, I don't mean it and have a very dry sense of humour.... since you don't know me, please don't take offence)

 :cheesy:

Title: Re: blogs
Post by: GoGet on September 26, 2012, 03:51:05 pm
I have a blog on my relationship with cancer and road cycling.

http://ridingwithcancer.blogspot.com/ (http://ridingwithcancer.blogspot.com/)

Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Heid on December 13, 2012, 06:50:09 pm
Been running this for about two years now. Recently decided to make weekly - rather than monthly - updates. Because of reasons... :)

http://anyoneforapint.wordpress.com (http://anyoneforapint.wordpress.com)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Vajratantrika on December 20, 2012, 12:40:07 pm
Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:


IMHO I feel blogging and online discussion forums go hand-in-hand. Blogs typically have a "comment" function where readers can respond and dialog ensues. Not so different from a forum, no? Blogs are not necessarily self aggrandizement. Just like with a forum, it depends on the intention of the blogger (poster), the content of the blog (posts) and several other factors.

Vajra Vehicle (http://vajravehicle.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: joyk on February 01, 2013, 07:58:24 am
Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:


IMHO I feel blogging and online discussion forums go hand-in-hand. Blogs typically have a "comment" function where readers can respond and dialog ensues. Not so different from a forum, no? Blogs are not necessarily self aggrandizement. Just like with a forum, it depends on the intention of the blogger (poster), the content of the blog (posts) and several other factors.

Vajra Vehicle ([url]http://vajravehicle.wordpress.com/[/url])


I agree with what you said here Vajra -  it depends on the intention of the blogger (poster), the content of the blog (posts)! Most blogs talk about self-absorb stuff which amazingly people find interesting. And there are some blogs that is very educational.

I like Tsem Rinpoche's blog http://blog.tsemtulku.com (http://blog.tsemtulku.com) not just because I am Rinpoche's student, but because it has a HUGE variety of subjects from about our own organisations, anceint history, discoveries, to about funnies, entertainment, Little Britain, music, recipes and all the things I personally like, as well no doubt teachings but teaching from all different schools and views actually. Teachings that creates positive impact and improvements that rings truth and you would know if it does or does not...

So I encouraged those of you here to check it out because you may find something that you could use, or something that could possibly help or open up a karmic imprint? Or maybe just to sit back enjoy some interesting funny videos of us clowns (his students) in the "Funnies" section and laugh your heart out!!! And we also have a blogchat section which everyone is welcome to join and come chat with us... it would be nice to talk on real time http://blog.tsemtulku.com/chat (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/chat) :)

(http://blog.tsemtulku.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/untitled111.jpg)
 
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Jikan on February 01, 2013, 06:30:54 pm
Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement. Just what the World needs most ......    :twocents:


IMHO I feel blogging and online discussion forums go hand-in-hand. Blogs typically have a "comment" function where readers can respond and dialog ensues. Not so different from a forum, no? Blogs are not necessarily self aggrandizement. Just like with a forum, it depends on the intention of the blogger (poster), the content of the blog (posts) and several other factors.

Vajra Vehicle ([url]http://vajravehicle.wordpress.com/[/url])


I agree with what you said here Vajra -  it depends on the intention of the blogger (poster), the content of the blog (posts)! Most blogs talk about self-absorb stuff which amazingly people find interesting. And there are some blogs that is very educational.

I like Tsem Rinpoche's blog <snip> not just because I am Rinpoche's student, but because it has a HUGE variety of subjects from about our own organisations, anceint history, discoveries, to about funnies, entertainment, Little Britain, music, recipes and all the things I personally like, as well no doubt teachings but teaching from all different schools and views actually. Teachings that creates positive impact and improvements that rings truth and you would know if it does or does not...

So I encouraged those of you here to check it out because you may find something that you could use, or something that could possibly help or open up a karmic imprint? Or maybe just to sit back enjoy some interesting funny videos of us clowns (his students) in the "Funnies" section and laugh your heart out!!! And we also have a blogchat section which everyone is welcome to join and come chat with us... it would be nice to talk on real time



Hi joyk,

Do you happen to work in public relations?

What's Little Britain?
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: ankush on October 04, 2015, 11:36:07 am
My blog is here!

http://www.ankushchauhan.com/ (http://www.ankushchauhan.com/)

I blog about my meditative zen experience!
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Dharmakara on October 04, 2015, 03:20:34 pm
Hi Ankush and welcome to FreeSangha.

Thank you for providing a link to your blog --- although I've only had the time to examine a few pages so far, it appears to be well-structured and worth exploring further, especially the material within the SAT sections.

Truth be told, I had a good chuckle when I read the closing quote on SAT1: "Spiritual Awakening is like coming back home... it is quite easy and natural."

The chuckle came about because it reminded me of something that I used to tell my own students: "Spiritual Awakening is like coming back home and discovering that the furniture has been rearranged... the Feng Shui of Awakening."

 :-bd
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: ankush on October 04, 2015, 10:20:03 pm
Hi Dharmakara,

It's so good to connect!  I had been looking for an online forum and chat place where i can find people who love to share their meditative experiences. There are a very few sites like freesangha. Keep it up.

I feel we should have a universal family online where we can share wisdom especially related to zen.

Thank you for welcoming me to the FreeSangha community. I look forward to spending more time here and connect with other seekers.
Also, i thank you for taking the time out to read my blog.  :)

Have a wonderful day!
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Marcus on February 02, 2016, 06:00:11 pm
I've had countless blogs in the past, all deleted now - thank goodness, they weren't much good!
My current one is much less ambitious. I don't try to write about the whole of the path, just a few temples I visit along the way!
http://atokyostone.blogspot.jp/ (http://atokyostone.blogspot.jp/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Peter Vredeveld on May 02, 2016, 04:20:44 am
Buddhism With Buddha (https://buddhismwithbuddha.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: stillpointdancer on June 04, 2016, 04:37:09 am
Just started my first ever blog:

http://enlightenmentforgrownups.blogspot.com (http://enlightenmentforgrownups.blogspot.com)

Feel free to visit and comment on my thoughts about meditation, the universe and everything.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Peter Vredeveld on June 06, 2016, 12:03:02 am
Some of my blogs are:

https://buddhismwithbuddha.wordpress.com/ (https://buddhismwithbuddha.wordpress.com/)

http://buddhismwithbuddha.blogspot.com/ (http://buddhismwithbuddha.blogspot.com/)

http://thebuddhistart.blogspot.com/ (http://thebuddhistart.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: PerryIntro on October 03, 2016, 11:21:46 am
It's not mine, rather it belongs to monk and writer Ven. Dhammika, but I have gained enjoyment from his blog Dhamma Musings (sdhammika.blogspot.com (http://sdhammika.blogspot.com)) for many years. He discusses a variety of subjects with his own personal take, and what's more he is both enlightening and genuinely funny.
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: zafrogzen on October 03, 2016, 05:40:16 pm
It's interesting that almost none of the blogs linked to above are still being updated or even in existence anymore. It seems that a lot of folks start a blog and then poop out.

For years i wrote a column for a local paper and when the internet was first coming together, I thought of doing something like a blog about my zazen practice, but I was too busy earning a living with my art (painting) and sitting zazen to do so, but I did write some pieces for a local magazine.

Now that I'm not painting anymore and I have a little more time (not lots) I've started writing again, mostly on a memoir of my time in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury in the sixties, which I'm trying to finally finish. I put up a website a few years ago to encourage me to write and I'm gradually getting more into it. Recently I decided to post something new every week or two (there, I've said it). I also sometimes post chapters from my memoir, but then I chicken out and take them down again. I'm also frequently adding to and editing what I've already written.

Granted it's "...Online Ego Self-fullfilment and aggrandizement," but posting on discussion boards like this is probably more of the same. There are more harmful pastimes. In fact I think writing and thinking about the results of meditation, and such, probably keeps the brain cells multiplying in us old farts.
 
At least I make an effort to read what everyone else has to say. I also like to read other folks' blogs. Here are a few of my favorite (zen of course) --

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/ (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/monkeymind/)

http://thatssozen.blogspot.com/ (http://thatssozen.blogspot.com/)

https://nozeninthewest.wordpress.com/ (https://nozeninthewest.wordpress.com/)

One reason I like this site is it's pretty "free" -- shameless self-aggrandizement, flogging one's blog, or pushing one's favorite sect, and just about anything else, is apparently OK here. One discussion board I visited doesn't even let you mention your blog, which i think is silly because a blog lets one go a little deeper and we can get to know the people who post better if they have a blog on the side.

I'm not discouraged that only a few people visit my website. That takes the pressure off to perform. I'll admit that I probably get more out of it than anyone else, but like any artist I like an audience for my ideas, even if only a small audience. In fact I'd probably freak out if I suddenly got popular (not that I'm in any danger).
Title: Re: blogs
Post by: Peter Vredeveld on November 24, 2016, 11:26:03 pm
Oh! I would love to show my blog here:
www.burmese-art.com/blog (http://www.burmese-art.com/blog)

Would anybody like to contribute their post in my blog. I will definitely credit them.  :anjali: :pray: :namaste:
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