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  • Ryan
    Member
    • Aug 2007
    • 27

    numbers

    I get a lot out of reading the conversations here on Treeleaf, but I don't often have much to contribute. I started wondering how many others are out there mostly watching the conversations, so I took a look at the membership statistics.

    As far as I can tell, 1200+ people have taken the time to create accounts, nearly 200 people are watching Jundo's blog videos each day, and something like 53 have posted on the forums.

    Thank you Jundo for running this Zendo, and thank you everyone else for the thoughts, conversations, art, and other contributions.

    Gassho,
    Ryan
  • Ryan
    Member
    • Aug 2007
    • 27

    #2
    On reflection, that 1200 number seems to be inflated by quite a lot of spammers... yikes.

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39419

      #3
      Hi Ryan,

      The other numbers are right, but not the 1200 number. That does represent spammers.

      I like to think, however, that I would do the 'Sit-a-Long with Jundo' sittings if nobody were watching, or just 1 person.

      Gassho, J
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Jundo
        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
        • Apr 2006
        • 39419

        #4
        I came across a beautiful quote on this today, by 'Homeless' Kodo Sawaki Roshi ...

        The number of followers doesn’t determine if a religion is good. If it were simply a matter of who had the largest numbers, doesn’t the club of ordinary people have the most members? No, it’s the bacteria. There’s even more of them!
        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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        • Kelly M.
          Member
          • Sep 2007
          • 225

          #5
          53 in this forum?! Wow, I thought that 1200 seemed mighty high.

          No wonder it always seems so personal and intimate here. I have never experienced that in an online forum before. Then again, before Treeleaf I was on a much larger non-denominational Buddhist forum that boasts about 13400 members. It was alright, but it was a real train wreck of opinions and conflicting beliefs from all the various Buddhist traditions. I find the cozy atmosphere here in Treeleaf very refreshing on contrast to the more metropolitan forums around.
          Live in joy and love, even among those who hate
          Live in joy and health, even among the afflicted
          Live in joy and peace, even among the troubled
          Look within and be still; free from fear and grasping
          Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

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          • Ryumon
            Member
            • Apr 2007
            • 1705

            #6
            My thoughts exactly.

            And I find refreshing that you have a quote from the great 19th century Buddha, Ralph Waldo Emerson, in your signature. He's one of my heroes!

            Kirk
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            Ryūmon (Kirk)
            流文

            SAT/LAH

            I know nothing.

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