Announcing the Buddhists in EA Group

post by G Gordon Worley III (gworley3) · 2019-07-02T20:41:23.737Z · score: 22 (8 votes) · EA · GW · 1 comments

At EA Global SF 2019, Steven Zhang lead a People of Faith meetup where those of us with religious practices met to discuss the intersection of EA and our spiritual beliefs. During this meetup I learned about the EA for Christians group, and it dawned on me that we could do something similar for Buddhists in EA.

Thus, I present to you, the Buddhists in EA Facebook group.

We're not nearly as organized as EA for Christians at this point, but we have to start somewhere, and that somewhere is a Facebook group that gives us the opportunity to discuss EA topics in an environment with Buddhism as part of the context. I encourage you to join if you either consider yourself a practicing Buddhist or think "Buddhist" is a reasonable label that could be applied to you (and you're interested in EA, of course!).

And if you are in Berkeley on a Tuesday, you might like dropping by the pre-existing Effective Meditation Meetup held at REACH (the calendar also calls it "Rationalist Meditation"). We meet at 8:30 pm to meditate for about 30 minutes and then discuss meditation-related topics until 9:30 or everyone decides to go home, whichever is later.

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comment by zdgroff · 2019-07-04T09:32:27.354Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Thanks for creating this. This is awesome!

Also, to those who create and organize EA for Christians: count me as impressed. I had no idea there was such work going on in that space.