for those unaware, patreon is a website where people can help donate to people who create things. Various Buddhist organizations also use it as a vehicle for donations. Patreon is not used as a way to support me directly like regular Dana. donating via patreon is specifically and only for helping Maggasekha with the various fees ( for instance this website is 120+ a … Read More Maggasekha Patreon Created
Due to my recent issues with youtube banning my channel twice, I’ve decided to start uploading to other video sharing websites. I’ve had accounts on places like vimeo, bitchute, and other websites for years, but never got to doing any uploading on them, but now is as good a time as any to start. if you use bitchute you can check out my channel … Read More First video on Bitchute – Diversification begins
For my Colorado friends, I’m planning a trip this summer or fall. The idea of moving to Colorado has been something I’ve mentioned on here before. Over the last year the number of people from Colorado I’ve come to know has greatly increased, as well as offers of a bed to stay in when I visit. When I come to Colorado will depend on … Read More Colorado Visit
I started up a mailchimp email list/ mini newsletter for those who wish to keep in touch with my comes and goings, especially in the next few years as I start to make my moves towards settling in Colorado and creating the organization. you can join it by clicking on the “MS ORG Newsletter” link at the top of the page.
Here are the episodes for the SOTP Podcast, in numerical order with both Youtube and CLYP links. Student of the Path(SOTP) Podcast : #3 “What is Buddhism” – Part 2 CLYP Audio : https://clyp.it/c/podcast3 Student of The Path(SOTP) Podcast: #2 : “What is Buddhism” – Part 1 CLYP Audio : https://clyp.it/c/podcast2 1 : Student Of The Path Podcast : 10 Minute Dhamma : Podcast Introduction CLYP … Read More Maggasekha Podcast
So my youtube channel is still shut down, waiting on the appeal to go through, until such time I’m going to look into using alternative programs. For Tomorrows 8:30am Morning Monastery Experience, i’m going to try Facebook Live If my youtube Channel is not up by tomorrow night for Dhammapalooza, I’m going to try twitch : https://www.twitch.tv/maggasekha/
One particularly pernicious and frankly evil view/misconception of Kamma in Buddhism is this idea of “group kamma”. That you are responsible for the actions of others in the past. I cannot speak to the other traditions, but when you read the Early Buddhist Texts(Nikayas in Pali, Agamas in Sanskrit) as far as I can tell I’ve yet to ever see one place where the … Read More The Pernicious Folly of Group Kamma
In about two weeks I’ll be doing an online retreat with Southern Dharma – https://www.southerndharma.org/retreat-schedule/869/at-home-retreat-the-divine-messengers/ Topic is the Divine messengers. This is a rare event for me in that the organization does charge for the event, although they assure me that they don’t turn away people due to money issues and if the regular scholarship stuff isn’t enough you can speak to them directly … Read More Upcoming Online Retreat