The blog is intended for comment, information, and opinion on Buddhism and related issues in contemporary context. It is a place for us to discuss how Buddhism works, or doesn’t work, in our challenging and changing world. I think that we Buddhists are often too quiet and afraid to articulate our views openly, and would like to encourage a more healthy climate of informed debate.
I am very happy to host a diversity of viewpoints and vigorous debate here, but please keep your posts kind, reasoned, and – if possible – grammatical. I’ll ban posts that get too personal, off-topic, offensive, potentially defamatory, or just plain silly. If your post doesn’t appear, and is none of the above, then it may have been dismissed as spam by WordPress’s automated filters. Let me know if this happens. I’ll check the spam folder occasionally.
I recommend that contributers use their own names as user ID when possible. I take a dim view of those who try to hide their identity behind multiple user IDs. However, if you suspect someone is hiding their identity, ask politely, don’t make accusations.
I won’t be using this forum very much for meditation or in-depth Dhamma, for which see my talks or books at Santipada.
All my material on this blog is dedicated to the public domain by way of Creative Commons Zero. Copy it, change it, or do whatever you like with it. I’d appreciate a notice of attribution, but this is not necessary.