Regarding my invite for Sangha members to contribute their wisdom to Sangha Conduct-Advice to Americans in Robes.
Only Sangha fully ordained in robes presently in good standing are asked to contribute.
Living anywhere you have to deal with Americans in robes, or if you are an American in robes; any ethnic group, any tradition. Declare your tradition and give me a brief autobiography
Living in solitude on your own or living in community.
Any level of English, it will be edited for typos and grammar as best I can do.
ANY STYLE, poetry, plain speak, write like you telling another Sangha member some needed advice. Share stories if you wish, keep the dharma names in them or make an obvious fake name, something like Ven. ChattyKathy or Ven. Snipesalot… you know be creative or not. ANY way you write is perfectly ok.
The deadline is Monday June 24, 2013.
And no limits to length on your contribution, but at least a page not a sentence. No Koan, no gungan; Haiku if you must but need to include a lesson or verbiage to add to it or increase our understanding in the Vinaya or Buddha dharma or life in general.
All your work if you have citations include them if not I will find what I can if citing sutras or other ppls words declare in the sentence (paraphrased/written by/from NAME if have year or page great if not just a name).
Write for the Sangha not the public.
It will be on Amazon through my account for sale. Selling a book there does not make you rich, I’m not rich, occasionally I get a partial tank of gas out of it every few months or so. Mostly it’s for benefit of future generations. You can sell it too, I’ll give you advice a bit later on that.
- Devadatta & blaming others… (tsemtulku.com)
- Threefold Refuge (shambhala.com)
- The First Doctor, Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru, is a Refuge for Millions in Times of Pain, Sickness or Stress: Buddha Weekly (prweb.com)
- Hundreds learn Sanskrit (fijitimes.com)