“If you are irritated by every rub,
how will you become polished?”
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.
NOTE: If you have already joined our Google Group and are having problems receiving notifications in your email inbox, please watch this video.
** FORUM GUIDELINES – Please read before requesting to join **
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:
- Please practice ‘Wise Speech.’
- Posts and discussions should be grounded in compassion for all beings.
- Thoughtful discussions are encouraged and we may not always agree with one another.
- However, posts should be truthful, helpful, kind (spoken with goodwill), pleasant, and timely.
- Be polite and respect others; discuss issues rather than people’s motivations.
- Avoid sarcasm to prevent being misunderstood.
- 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.
- Message content should stay aligned with the subject heading. Please start a new thread if content strays from the original topic.
- Do not share someone else’s private email message or contact details without their permission.
- 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.
- No chain letters, advertising or commercial posts. However, you may provide your commercial contact information in your signature line.
- 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.
Member Directory List
In addition to our online discussion forum on Google Groups, our private member directory helps us get in touch with each other directly. It is distributed as a PDF only to those included on the list.
To be included, send an email to email@example.com.
Provide one or more of the following that you wish to be listed:
- Mailing address
- Phone number