Tips on Spreading the Mission
By Tahirah (Dottie
Rappaport), social networking
project manager and one of our contacts in
South Florida, USA
I am forwarding to you a few tips
and examples of:
How we can continue to spread
the Mission teachings using social
How we can create local
advertising for the Mission in our
As we know, there are
many, many social networks available now on the
Internet, and Maitreya has suggested
that if we each become proficient in one, then we can
share our knowledge with one another and others.
I am continuing to work more with
the Care2 social network, as well as others, but wanted
to share how the networking is powerful through these
blogs, chats, posts, etc., reaching many people.
has made it so easy now: With just a click on the
SHARE button on the right of each page on the website, you
can automatically post that page on any of the social
networks where you have become a member, i.e., Facebook,
Google Groups, Twitter, Care2, etc. ATTG!
Sometimes I even forget where all
the posts are that I am doing, and just keep reaching
out in different places with a comment or two and giving
the Mission website or URLs so that
they can investigate on their own time. However, I
am reaching the conclusion that keeping notes on the
areas where you post is a great help, so that you may,
if necessary, reply to others' replies. In this
way, you can continue further with those who are
interested, and also the information is shown for others
who may not be posting, but are still reading.
Now, you might ask, what should
you post? I would say, just use your intuitive
mind. For example, I sometimes just post the URL
for what I read online that morning in
So, if we can each create an area
that we are comfortable with and share it, we all are
contributing to the Daharma of the Mission's
work at hand :-).
Speaking of Daharma, as was
explained in my
report for this Newsbrief, the local branch of the
Natural Awakenings magazine has published an article by
Maitreya ("An Interview with Maitreya
about Daharma", from a
2001 Mission Newsletter) in this
month's edition. They have also always been very
kind to list our activities in their 'Calendar of
Events', which is an ongoing calendar in the back pages
of the magazine where they list for free any monthly
events you submit. ATTG for sure!
So thanks God for all the ways
that each of us can share the teachings, and there are
many, i.e. word of mouth, talking to friends and/or
strangers, giving classes, making videos, creating
websites, utilizing social networks, volunteering
locally using Mission teachings, etc.
Thanks God for this dedicated Mission of
If anyone has any questions (or
helpful comments) I am open to giving and receiving.
You can reach me through my email address,
Tahirah7@peacemail.com. Good God Sharing!