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I'm looking for more friends on the Buddhist path and would there for like to ask: Are there any social networking sites for Buddhists? Some features that I'm looking for:

  • Friends list
  • Seeing online status of friends
  • Sending direct messages to a friend
  • Chatting with a friend
  • Open forums
  • Sharing images
  • News feed

Grateful for help!

Kind Regards, Tord

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My favorite is NewBuddhist, but I don't know that it has all those features.

I'd be interested in developing this as a project, I have been thinking of the "digital sangha" social network and I'm relieved I'm not the only one.

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  • Thank you! I will sign up on this site and check it out more in detail. I used Oxwall to create an online community for a Sangha i was a member on a couple of years ago. I'm thinking of using it again for creating a more general social network for Buddhists. If you are interested in knowing more please contact me at: tord (dot) dellsen (at) protonmail (dot) com – sunyata Mar 7 '17 at 21:46
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Dhamma Wheel and its sister site Dharma Wheel are forums where you can add friends, send direct messages, and chat with others.

Those two are probably the closest you will get to a Buddhist social networking site, but keep in mind that they are primarily discussion forums.

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Dedicated for the members of Sangha of the eight directions, first the Theras and all fellows, their faithfull follower and open for all wishing to build up Upanissaya with the Buddhaparisa, the Triple Gems, by merits of many kinds, like sangham.net and its forum, my person currently looks if such as a common-world-independend possibility of a modification of telegram could be made avaliable.

Currently taken on trust, and as test, the messenger access can be found under: t.me/joinchat

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If whoever having the possibilities feels inspired in work on development, currently there is an active topic: Use and implementation of Telegram possible?.

To make it most proper for good monks and serious practicing laypeople, so to be able to use on what is given and without strings, bounds trades, it sure requires some wise and good effort into the right direction, given and rightly independency.

The Liberal on archery skills:
Let donors build
pleasant hermitages
and there invite the learned to stay.
Let them make reservoirs
in dry forests (internet)
and walking paths
where it's rough
Let them, with a clear, calm awareness,
give food, drink, snacks,
clothing, & lodgings
to those who've become
straightforward.

[Note that this isn't given for stacks, exchange, world-binding trades and also not a rebel-undertaking, but simply a gift toward release from this wheel]

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