For reference, discussion areas offered on our website may include but are not limited to:
- Group discussion, open
- Chat: channels for real-time group messaging
- Forum: individual topics with threaded replies
- Group discussion, limited use
- Lecture Chat: offered during live lectures
- Private discussion
- Direct Message: within the Chat system, for one-on-one support
- Direct Video: within the Chat system, for one-on-one support
Purpose and Use: General
Drukama Treasury™ discussion areas are provided for members interested in putting the teachings we offer into practice. We are happy to offer virtual gathering spaces for dialogue and fellowship, and to welcome you into the Drukama™ family.
Practitioners benefit from reaching out to connect with others in the community; peer interactions are an important part of the spiritual path and help foster deeper understanding of the system and applications.
When choosing to participate in group discussions:
- prioritize discussion topics that are relevant to Drukama Treasury™ teachings and practices
- help contribute to a supportive, encouraging, and friendly atmosphere in the community
- practice communication that is concise and relevant to the given discussion area
Sharing and reading can open valuable and unexpected insights into the path. Try to draw from your own personal experience when offering support to other members, while keeping in mind that they are also here to gain their own direct experience of the teachings.
Teachers and lecturers are available to answer questions, offer perspective on experiences, clarify practice instructions, and more. Private (one-on-one) support is offered as needed.
Keeping up With Activity and Announcements
As you work your way through the Treasury texts, set aside time to visit the forum and chat for the most current discussions in your areas of interest; contribute and ask questions whenever you feel ready.
To avoid missing important announcements, mentions, or direct messages, (a) turn on notifications in both the forum and chat systems, and (b) visit your site profile notification settings to ensure you are subscribed to email updates. If you need help, contact our team—we are happy to walk you through the steps.
Conduct and Intervention
We open our doors in good faith, relying on the maturity and supportive intentions of the vast majority of individuals attracted to this system.
You are welcomed and encouraged to interact with the group to see if this community is what you are looking for. Those who are ready to learn and apply the practices will find it easy to connect and get involved.
Our community has low tolerance for disruptive, negative, divisive, destructive, and otherwise questionable behavior, especially when expressed without reciprocal commitment to the group. Those coming to the group to alleviate boredom, or with an intention to harm or to skim from the group’s resources will not find this place accommodating.
This site is home to an active practice community; it is not a platform for personal use like Facebook or Twitter. Input that overtly or covertly distracts or detracts from the purpose of the site such as debating belief, one-upping, promoting/disparaging other systems or individuals, ranting, attention-seeking, baiting, trolling, spamming, and so forth is unwelcome.
We are only interested in retaining members whose focus is on this unique path and the associated applications, and whose interactions support the practice environment. Anyone making use of public or private areas of our website to display intentions not in keeping with the purpose of the website is subject to immediate removal at our sole discretion without warning or notice and without the possibility to renew.
Thankfully, most people join with the intention to learn and find quick and seamless integration within the community.
The usual ‘ups and downs’ of life and practice affect us all, so both newcomers and trusted veterans alike receive reminders to return to focus and check intentions. For example, perhaps someone is forgetting their commitment to help uphold community standards, is drifting into off-topic discussion, or is getting caught up in a heated exchange. In these cases and many more, fellow members with experience will naturally step in to offer encouragement and tips for resolution.
Engagements involving differences of opinion; speculation; hearsay; comparison, judgement, or analysis of individuals or systems; moral arguments; etc. may be broken up so that discussion areas can be refocused in a more productive way. When in doubt, consider simply agreeing to disagree and letting a discussion rest.
If you prefer to get the attention of an administrator directly, the following options are available to you:
- ‘Flag’ any forum post
- ‘Report’ any chat post
- Contact us; include screenshots and urls
Relevant links may be posted within the course of any discussion. Links are moderated case-by-case at our discretion, and may be removed without warning or explanation. In accordance with our terms, do not solicit, spam, or otherwise use our website resources to recruit members away from the site.
Private Discussion Areas
The Drukama Treasury™ may provide optional private direct messaging and video messaging services in the Chat area of the website for:
- peer support and fellowship
- one-on-one practice support from lecturers and veteran members
- administrative and technical support
Discretion is advised whenever conversing privately on the site; keep in mind that practices and teachings are easily misconstrued and misrepresented. Teachers, lecturers, and administrators are available for deeper assistance if confusion or frustration arises with the teachings or with another member—we are here to help clear things up.
If someone is using a private messaging feature on our site in an inappropriate way, is violating our terms, or if you have been unsuccessful in resolving an issue on your own, report the relevant posts and contact us directly to describe the situation.
Community policies are revised as needed; please review this page regularly.
For further assistance you are welcome to reach out to us via Direct Message or by using the Contact Us feature in the footer of the website.