Early this year I have considered giving the website away in order for me to pursue my other path. I discussed it with the moderators in May. I thought it would be a nice idea to fulfill my long time wish of having installed "shop, translation and wiki" projects before I leave. However it seems these ideas will be tying me to the website for an even longer time so I decided not to delay any longer. To that end the forum is now closed.
Many thanks to all the members for the good times in the last 8 years. Some have become my friends and some my 'teachers'. I wish all of you a smooth journey in your path of learning Five Arts.
May you be well and be happy,
Note: "Sch" will stay till 12 Jan 2014 (50 days from 24 Nov 2013).
At the beginning of 2012, I asked my (Ven) teacher when should I relinquish all things five arts. He replied, "You will know it when the time comes."
Early this year I had a talk about five arts and the website, with another (Ven) teacher that I meditate with.
During May I discussed with the moderators, and with several other people that met up with me, about giving away the website. I contacted a friend's FS teacher, whom I first met 3 years ago, to offer it to him. He was sincerely keen except he has an obstacle, he can't read or write in English. Despite this he joined the forum and gave it a try to connect with the members. Some of you might remember him as 007.
A week ago I posted on the Moderator board a topic "Moderator re-organised". Also I had a chat with Jlim about the future of the forum.
Two days ago I attended a meditation retreat. By Monday evening I felt it's time to let the forum go.
After all these months of thinking about it, the decision was made this morning and there is now a closure.