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The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for...destruction."
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Posted by Peg Syverson - Mar 29, 2017, 10:43 PM

The modal block creates a lightbox on a page (as we did for the parking information), so that readers don't have to follow a link to another page. Instead, a box opens up right on top of the current page with the information in it. I realized that since you can put code into a modal block, you could actually embed an entire playlist from Soundcloud right there on the page. Readers are not jumped to SoundCloud when they click the link; they can browse the playlist and listen to tracks right on the Appamada Archives page. I added modals for dharma talks and inquiry for all years, for the Way-Seeking Mind talks, and for the Depth in Practice books. The Depth in Practice books are challenging because they will not break lines between books properly once published. We are troubleshooting this issue. I am very, very happy we can do this, though! It will be easy for editors to learn how to implement it. You can check out the results on the Archive Page. I have also added modals for the intensive and classes page types, although of course there are no playlists to open in the modal. Instead, I put text in the modal with instructions for how to add playlists. Modals are cool!

Posted by Peg Syverson - Mar 22, 2017, 12:21 PM

Today I worked on the format for Intensive pages, which will be the next page type to be developed. I want to basically copy the Classes page type and then make modifications. You can see examples for the January Integrated and upcoming March Intensive.

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Posted by Peg Syverson - Mar 13, 2017, 6:41 PM

We have been hosting our sound recordings on the wiki, where many people have been accessing and sharing them. We are beginning to migrate all of our recorded talks, inquiry, and Depth in Practice meetings to our SoundCloud archive.

There you can find all of our Depth in Practice recordings organized into playlists. Each book has its own playlist. You will find the complete list of books here, and it may be more convenient to locate the recordings for a particular book this way. However, if you sign up for a free account on SoundCloud you can save your favorite playlists or talks to your own collection, much like a recipe can be saved to a "recipe box" on a cooking website. When you are signed into your SoundCloud account, just click on the heart right below a playlist or a track and it will save it to your collection.

We hope this will make it easier for you to explore, to find, and to enjoy Appamada teachings.


Posted by Peg Syverson - Mar 11, 2017, 5:29 PM

We were having some glitches with the People profiles, and it seems the new version should work more smoothly for creating profiles. I'm looking forward to the changes in the new version!

Posted by Peg Syverson - Feb 28, 2017, 4:45 PM

Some, but not all, groups need a public page and also a section of the website that is only accessible to group members. For example, the Appamada Board may want to have some documents that are confidential for Board use, and they can keep a separate calendar or confidential group conversation. Generally these private sections are not intended to be "secret," but basically to contain information that is only useful for group members. For example, the flowers group keeps track of whose turn it is to do the flower arrangements at Appamada. So I have created two page types, one for public pages for groups and one for private pages. There are instructions on the group-private page template for how to set up permissions so that only group members have access to that part of the site. It means also setting up a Google calendar and email list for the group. Those can be embedded in the private page. We will see if this turns out to be broadly necessary, but for the time being I think these are the groups that most need that confidential space: Appamada Board, Council 1 and 2, and the Clearness Committee.

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