I thought that @Robbie had a great idea, and so I riffed on it a bit and started a Facebook Group for those that might be interested. I wanted to see if those already on Facebook might be interested, which might then draw some kalyana mitta traffic to Sutta Central.
The idea is to create a friendly space for practitioners with the EBT vibe to discuss practice, meditation experiences, precepts and renunciation practices, and other subjects that are not so much scholarly, but more centered around day-to-day practice on this Path. The Group is formed as a closed group so that posts and content are only seen by those in the Group.
Early Buddhism Coffee Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2194541727293601
The tone and vibe is essentialy friendly and informal. It’s not a place for “jhana-keyboard warriors,” but it certainly is open to explore what jhanas are, and suggestions from members as to which teachers might be helpful toward this practice. Also, the Group invites comments about renunciation practices, and precept ideas, so that members can discuss how they live their lives and cultivate their practices in a very real-world sense.
All of it will be centered around the Suttas, with the Sutta Central texts being the source. Hopefully, this site will be enjoyable for those that wish to jump in. The goal is to be less scholarly, and more focused on how we all, as students on this Path, go about our practices. What works for you, and what isn’t working?
Suggestions are welcomed. Very much welcomed. This kind of thing is not my forte, but I hope it can be something enjoyable and beneficial for those that want to join.