11/2/2004

Is this a Buddhist organization?

Filed under: — Matt @ 12:37 pm

This is a central question, with important implications for the mission and scope of the project.  It is related and perhaps underlying the discussion on the naming of the project.  Although I do not currently have a definitive answer to the question, I have several main thoughts on this subject:
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Reflections on Naming

Filed under: — Matt @ 11:08 am

Although I’ve been provisionally calling this project the “Wilderness Dharma Center,” by no means is this necessarily the best or final name, and I’d love to hear any feedback that people might have regarding naming.  It seems to me that a good name is very important in conveying a positive and accurate impression about an organization. 

This can happen figuratively and implicitly (e.g. Outward Bound or Stepping Stones) with the emphasis on the feeling-tone. It can also happen more literally and explicitly (e.g. NOLS- National Outdoor Leadership School or BAYAS - Bay Area Young Adult Sangha) with a more specific definition of the mission and scope of the organization.

As a name, then, “Wilderness Dharma Center” is taking the more specific approach.  I am not entirely happy with it, however, for several reasons:
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