Hello everyone! I'm cleaning up some storage space right now. Feel free to ping me at any time if you notice issues with sangha.social (even though I haven't been actively tooting)!

We are now on ! Enjoy the new features and let me know if you run into any bugs or issues.

I'm actually going to to move forward with the upgrade to today. The process looks pretty straightforward and doesn't look too intrusive.

I'm going to do a little research and see if I can upgrade sangha.social to . I'll definitely give everyone a good heads up before I proceed.

Does anyone have experience teaching and/or principles to children? Or maybe some book recommendations? I've been thinking about introducing this stuff to my 5yo son and I'm not quite sure how to approach it.

Anyone want to be the emergency access administrator? You'll need to be proficient with Linux and Docker and just be generally comfortable with managing cloud infrastructure.

I've been super busy with work, family, and travel recently so I haven't been able to start actively promoting sangha.social. Before I do that, I want to make sure our server follows the Mastodon Server Covenant:

✅ Active moderation against racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia
✅ Daily backups
❓ At least one other person with emergency access to the server infrastructure
✅ Commitment to give users at least 3 months of advance warning in case of shutting down

One of the things I love about living in is The Art Institute. They have a great selection of sculptures (among other fine examples of South and Southeast Asian religious art).

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Sorry for the downtime folks! Mastodon likes to cache quite a bit of media from federated instances and that filled up our hard drive. I've set up some automation to clean up these files daily and put some monitoring in place to alert me when disk usage runs high again.

I had the chance to sit at the Seattle Japanese Garden. Such a beautiful, tranquil setting! I highly recommend visiting if you find yourself in the area.

Looking for a great meditation spot? Datacenters. I'm sitting here running memtest on a server and I could sit here for hours.

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Received 'The Philanderer's Guide To Meditation' for my birthday. Excited to get started. 😉 #TMI #Dharma #Buddhism #JK

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One of my favorite Buddhist-ish apps is WeCroak, which cheerfully reminds me of my mortality at random times each day.

“Each day, we’ll send you five invitations to stop and think about death. Our invitations come at random times and at any moment, just like death. When they come, you can open the app to reveal a quote about death from a poet, philosopher, or notable thinker.”

Highly recommended.


Welcome @Shaunyata and @mithriltabby ! Thanks for joining and feel free to invite others. I have some plans for promoting the server but I'm a bit tied up managing a family vacation at the moment. 😁

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Anyone here have experience with the #meditation system detailed in The Mind Illuminated? Looking to renew and advance my practice. Pros and cons? #Buddhism #neuroscience #TMI #Culadasa #TheMindIlluminated #Dharma

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Greetings, social sangha! May our toots be for the benefit of all beings.


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