Interested in Joining our Email List?

The GBF email list and discussion forum is hosted on Google Groups. To join, you will  need to have a Google account, but you do not have to use a Gmail address to receive messages; you can specify any email address of your choosing.

You can send email to the group at:

[NOTE: If you have signed up with our Google Group and you are having problems receiving our notifications in your email inbox, please watch this video].


The purpose of this group is to:

  • Announce GBF organized events, new recordings and newsletters;
  • Share information on the intersection between Buddhism and LGBTQ++ individuals;
  • Serve as a forum to discuss Engaged Buddhism – “seeking ways to apply the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice.”

By using this forum to communicate with other GBF members, all participants agree to the following guidelines for engagement:

  1. Familiarize yourself and commit to the guidelines for Multicultural Communications.
  2. Posts and discussions should be grounded in compassion for all beings.
  3. Thoughtful discussions are encouraged and we may not always agree with one another.
  4. However, please practice ‘Wise Speech.’ Posts should be truthful, helpful, kind (spoken with good will), pleasant, and timely. Be polite and have respect for others.
  5. Discuss issues rather than people’s motivations.
  6. Avoid sarcasm to prevent being misunderstood.
  7. Personal attacks, divisive comments, and/or hateful speech will not be tolerated. If the conversation becomes heated or a comment seems to violate these guidelines, please notify a group moderator.
  8. Message content should stay aligned with the subject heading. Please start a new thread if content strays from the original topic.
  9. Do not share someone else’s private email message or contact details without their permission.
  10. This forum and its discussions are not searchable on the web. However, this is the Internet, we are human, and there is no guarantee of privacy – so post carefully and respectfully.
  11. No chain letters, advertising or commercial posts. However, you may provide your commercial contact information in your signature line.
  12. Violation of these agreements will result in a warning and, if necessary, dismissal from the group.

If you agree to follow these guidelines, please request to join the GBF Google Group.