What the heck . . . ? ‽ !
Yes, a secular approach to Buddhism is somewhat novel so no wonder you’re surprised… please read on.
The intention for this website is to encourage face-to-face and online conversation around the kinds of practices that might constitute a contemporary approach to the Buddha’s teachings, and a flow of ideas around them, and to create secular Buddhist community in this country in whatever forms that may take.
Focusing largely on the practice of meditation and the four tasks the Buddha set out (usually referred to as ‘The Four Noble Truths’), secular Buddhism offers a framework for a more mindful and compassionate life.
Awakening in the context in which we find ourselves – 21st century Aotearoa New Zealand – this framework is in essence a pragmatic programme for human flourishing which dispenses with metaphysical beliefs and religious truth-claims.
You are encouraged to take part in this conversation.
For overseas visitors who’d like to know where exactly Aotearoa New Zealand is, here’s where you can find us: