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  • Roland
    Member
    • Mar 2014
    • 232

    Buddhism Online - Buddhist Geeks

    It seems Buddhist Geeks, the guys producing the famous podcast but also running the BG community on Google+, had no success in getting enough revenues in order to finance the team. They announced the community will stay up for the next few months but they prepare a new project, BG Dojo.


    One of the issues they mention is the fact that the community primarily engages in peer2peer learning, which means that qualified but also unqualified people 'teach' - which causes legal problems and increases their overhead even more.

    It will be interesting to see how BG Dojo will try to solve this.
    Last edited by Jundo; 06-29-2014, 04:12 PM.
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39472

    #2
    Thank you for the information, Roland.

    I am a fan of many of their Podcasts (I was one) ...



    ... and I am sorry to hear that. But I have also had some questions, as what they are teaching there now seems primarily to focus on the "Intergral" movement (which the blogger Mumon discussed in a series of posts awhile back).

    Barbara, of all people, seems to have initiated a  bit of an animated conversation in the Buddhist blogosphere of late, with a post on the...

    All of this means is that Vincent Horn has work to do.  Hopefully he takes his Buddhist Geeks project to a better place as a result of thi...


    However, I hope they work things out.


    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 06-29-2014, 05:04 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Myosha
      Member
      • Mar 2013
      • 2974

      #3
      Hello,

      Thank you for the link.


      Gassho,
      Myosha
      "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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      • Nengyo
        Member
        • May 2012
        • 668

        #4
        Their podcast are hit and miss to me. Not much middle ground. I will have to give your episode a listen Jundo!

        One of the issues they mention is the fact that the community primarily engages in peer2peer learning, which means that qualified but also unqualified people 'teach' - which causes legal problems and increases their overhead even more.
        This is a problem all over the internet on forums far and wide. That's why I just send people here if they have questions and why I have this as my facebook cover:

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        Last edited by Jundo; 06-29-2014, 05:05 PM.
        If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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        • Kokuu
          Treeleaf Priest
          • Nov 2012
          • 6791

          #5
          Thank you for the information, Roland. I have found some of their podcasts useful in the past but, like Jundo, have wondered about their direction. I am not a huge fan of Integral Theory or the people who teach it and find it adds little to Buddhism.

          In any case, I wish them well for the future. This kind of online teaching is undoubtedly a work in progress and it may take a few tries before organisations hit on a model which works both financially and for the mutual benefit of all involved.

          Gassho
          Andy

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