If you have you signed up to be on our contact list (see the "Membership" tab above), you'll be notified whenever a new e-newsletter is posted to the website, and when a retreat or other major event is coming up. We only use your email address for important sangha business. For communications that may not be about essential White Heron Sangha matters, such as notices of relevant events sponsored by other organizations, or personal messages from sangha members, we use our informal email list, which we call shareWHS.
ShareWHS allows any member to post notices that are automatically sent to all of the other participants. It is a valuable way for us to share our dharma-related thoughts and concerns. The sangha also uses it to forward information from other organizations about events that may be of interest to our members, such as a Buddhist event sponsored by a group other than the White Heron Sangha. This list is implemented as a Google Group.
You are given the opportunity to be added to the shareWHS group when you sign up for our regular membership. You can be a member of the shareWHS group, whether or not you're a member of White Heron Sangha. If you'd like to participate in the shareWHS email group and receive these emails, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll add you to the group.
Once you receive notice that your email address has been added, you can send an email to email@example.com, and it will be automatically forwarded to everyone else in the group.