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Guidelines and How to Use the Rama Meditation Society Blogs and Events Calendar

Guidelines and How to Use the Rama Meditation Society Blogs and Events Calendar

  1. Guidelines
  1. Blogs
    1. Blogs are first-person reflections on some aspect of Rama’s teachings.  There is no length limitation but a standard blog entry is generally up to two pages.
    2. Please add fun or inspiring remarks that are not in first person to the Forums.
    3. We encourage all Rama students to write blogs on subjects that inspire them.  New blog entries will be announced in RMS newsletters and linked to RMS social media.
  2. Event Calendar
    1. We encourage everyone hosting a Rama-focused event to add their information to the RMS calendar.  The simple interface is described below.  The more events that are listed in the calendar, the more likely it is that new students can find fellow Rama students in their area and join in activities with sangha members.
    2. Rama focused events include meditation classes, talks on American Buddhism, meditation hikes and more.
    3. We do not recommend putting in exact addresses and phone numbers.  You can list an email for those requesting more information, or let the RMS know of specific phone numbers that will be shared in the RMS newsletter.
  1. How to Use  (In all cases, sign up one time.  After you sign up, you simply need to log in when you return to the RMS site.)
  1. Blogs
    1. Write up your blog in your usual text editor.  (You can enter directly into the online text editor but most people find it easier to write in their usual word processor.)
    2. Go to the “add content” tab at top left of screen.  Select “Blog Post” from the list.
    3. A new page will open.   Give the blog a title and a brief description (helps with search engines).
    4. Copy and paste your blog into the text editor.  You can upload images and there is basic text editing in the interface. 
    5. There is no place to enter your author name.  We recommend adding it at the start of the blog in parenthesis (by Susie Smith).
    6. Scroll down and note the text entry box for keywords.  Please enter at least five or six keywords from your blog to assist in searching.
    7. When done, hit “Save” at the bottom of the screen.  There is also a Preview option. 
  2. Events
    1. Go to the “add content” tab at top left of screen.  Select “Events” from the list.
    2. A new page will open.  Give the event a name, date, time and description.  You may want to elaborate on the time zone in our description.  You may upload images.
    3. Add any relevant keywords.
    4. When done, hit “Save” at the bottom of the screen.  There is also a Preview option.  The event will automatically be added to the RMS calendar and will be announced in the RMS newsletter.