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New GASSHO available v1 no2

Feb 13, 1994 01:29 PM
by John Mead

              Electronic Journal of DharmaNet International
                       and the Global Online Sangha

     Volume 1, Number 2      ISSN 1072-2971       January/February 1994

  Editor-in-Chief:     Barry Kapke     or
                                               Fidonet: 1:125/33.0
  Copy Editor:         John Bullitt  
  Contributing Editor: Charles S. Prebish
  Board of Advisors:   Robert Aitken Roshi     Amaro Bhikkhu
                       Carl Bielefeldt         Bhikkhu Bodhi
                       Thubten Chodron         T. Matthew Ciolek
                       Roger Corless           Gangcen Tulku Rinpoche
                       Maha Ghosananda         Joseph Goldstein
                       Joan Halifax            Ayya Khema
                       Anne C. Klein           Jack Kornfield
                       Jacqueline Mandell      Ken McLeod
                       Andrew Olendzki         Charles S. Prebish
                       Alan Senauke            Thanissaro Bhikkhu
                                  others to be announced

  GASSHO is a Buddhist newsletter, published by DharmaNet International,
  P.O. Box 4951, Berkeley, CA 94704-4951, a not-for-profit organization.

                             Table of Contents:

  {1}  EDITORIAL: Message from the Editor
  {2}  NEWS: Dharamsala Goes E-mailing
  {3}  DHARMANET NEWS: Dharma Book Transcription Project; Electronic
       Growth in 1993
  {4}  LETTERS
  {5}  DIALOGUE: The First Precept: Reverence for Life (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  {6}  ARTICLE: The Greatest Gift (John Bullitt)
  {7}  ARTICLE: The Academic Study of Buddhism in America: A Current
         Analysis (Charles S. Prebish)
  {8}  ARTICLE: Exploring New Approaches: The Barre Center for Buddhist
         Studies (Andrew Olendzki)
  {9}  ARTICLE: The American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting: 1993
  {10} PRACTICE: Nothing Special (Ayya Khema)
  {11} CALENDAR: January - March 1994
  {12} REVIEWS: "Fundamentalism, Anyone?" (Richard Hayes)
  {13} RESOURCES: Publishers - Book, Audio, Video, Electronic
  {14} SANGHA: Massachusetts Dharma Centers (USA)

                 How to Get Electronic Copies of GASSHO:

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  Back issues are available by anonymous ftp to the Dharma Electronic
  Files Archive at FTP.NETCOM.COM ( Change directory to
  /pub/dharma/Gassho/Gassho-01-jan94/       Compressed version of GASSHO v1n2 (Jan/Feb 94)
  gass0102.nws       Uncompressed, full-text version of GASSHO v1n2
  gassho-01-jan94-01of02.txt   Uncompressed version of GASSHO in 2 parts
  gassho-01-jan94-02of02.txt   Uncompressed version of GASSHO in 2 parts
  readme.1st         DharmaNet electronic distribution agreement

  The first edition is available in /pub/dharma/Gassho/Gassho-01-nov93/

  If you have difficulty ftp-ing files from the Dharma Electronic Files
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