Trash Community #1

Join us Saturday, June 22 at 4pm EST on Google Hangouts for a gathering to discuss, well, more gathering.

I hear almost daily from people who are struggling mightily in the desert that has become the practice community. Mainly, I mean people who have found themselves exiled from the usual suspects for reasons that readers of this blog can surely predict. This isolation occurs at multiple levels. On one level, there is the shear dearth of options to gather in community with similarly-minded others. On another level, there are the many logistical difficulties attending the creation of a new community. On yet another level, even if we can get past these first two constraints, people are deeply confused about even the most basic forms or contours that such a community might take.

Chaim Wigder of The Failed Buddhist and I would like to invite you to join us as a first step toward…who knows?! We have no agenda to get through or anything like that. It’s a gesture of fishing out the drowned…offering sanctuary to the wandering…giving company to the lonely…

This gathering is in support of the following actions:

Declaring a Buddhist Spring May 2020
Call for Submissions
Trash Theory #1-#5

If you would like to join us in this witch’s flight, or have any questions or concerns, please say so in the comment section below or email me at Use one of these two options to join us: (1) send me your email address, (2) go directly to the Trash Community Hangout page.

You can read about and sign up for Google Hangouts here.

8 responses to “Trash Community #1”

  1. Shaun Bartone Avatar

    Fantastic. This is a great idea, Glenn and Chaim.

  2. Shaun Bartone Avatar

    Glenn & Chaim: Please publish the links and details for how to connect to the Google Hangout.

  3. Failed Buddhist Avatar

    Shaun: If you have a Gmail account, you can access the platform at I think the way it works is that one person will have to initiate the call, using everyone’s email addresses. Probably the simplest way to do this is for everyone who is interested to send Glenn or myself their email address, and then one of us will initiate the call.

    Glenn: Maybe include this in the post?

    Another option would be simply to use Zoom, which might be less complicated. I’ve had trouble with it in the past but I’m sure I can figure it out.

  4. Failed Buddhist Avatar

    Scratch that. I see that Hangouts allows you to create a call link. Simply access this URL to join:

  5. Luca Todros Avatar
    Luca Todros

    I would like to join.

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