This site is being developed by a couple of dharma students who rescued content that was deleted from Wikipedia and made it into a new encyclopedia.
Our current editors are:
- User:Dorje108 - who was one of the main editors for the deleted material and currently is studying the dharma in Nepal along with other students.
- User:Robertinventor - who appreciated the material but never worked on it - he is mainly involved in technical work in this encyclopedia. Works as a software developer selling his own programs over the internet, and writes science blog posts, has been following the Buddhist path with various teachers for 35 years.
This is a new project and we don't know where it is going to go. It's an adventure we are on, together with others who may join us later on. The first priority was just to copy the material over to a new site where readers can see it. The work in Wikiedia was authored by many editors from all the branches of Buddhism and we use it according to the Wikipedia license.
We find the Ri-me approach inspiring and we think that the combination of the material from Wikipedia plus the Ri-me approach may possibly lead somewhere interesting.
We want this encyclopedia to be of benefit to others. We want to be sure also that this encyclopedia does not encourage bitter divisions in the dharma, but rather, helps us to find the common ground and appreciate each others' paths and the diversity of the dharma.
Neither of us are teachers. We are both in Tibetan Nyingmapa traditions but have a keen interest in other Buddhist paths, including the Therevadhan approaches. For instance we both admire Walpola Rahula's What the Buddha Taught.
If you are interested in joining us and to help us find a way forward for this encyclopedia do get in touch.
Although this encyclopedia is devoted to Buddha dharma, the Rie-me approach extends to all religions. We hope that those of other religions can read it and benefit from it too, come away with understanding rather than bitterness, also find out about their common ground and be enriched by the diversity they find in this encyclopedia.
Three laughs at Tiger brook
- Song Dynasty painting in the Litang style illustrating the theme "Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism are one". Depicts Taoist Lu Xiujing (left), official and poet Tao Yuanming (right) and Buddhist monk Huiyuan (center, founder of Pure Land) by the Tiger stream. The stream borders a zone infested by tigers that they just crossed without fear, engrossed as they were in their discussion. Realising what they just did, they laugh together, hence the name of the picture, Three laughing men by the Tiger stream.
See the article: Three laughs at Tiger Brook
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