About this website


Thank you everyone

This website is the outcome of the thought, energies and skills of a number of people in Aotearoa New Zealand and elsewhere since the end of 2010. Thanks go to those of you who have given and who continue to give your time, effort, energy in so many ways, and heartfelt thanks go to the members of this website who scattered around the world have contributed posts, comments, and more, bringing the germ of an idea to life.

And to those who donated – once or repeatedly – so that information on and activities around a secular dharma can continue to be offered at no cost, communities of practitioners developed, and this website kept up and running – thank you, one and all. Please go to the Generosity page if you would also like to make a donation.

In particular, thanks go to Stephen Batchelor in France and Winton Higgins in Australia for allowing us to use some of their writings, kalyana mitta – spiritual friends – in the capital city of Wellington and scattered around Aotearoa New Zealand for their support, to Bernat Font in Catalunya, and Dana Nourie and Ted Meissner of the US Secular Buddhist Association for their encouragement.

Thanks also to Angus Deacon of Alphasprite for the use of his map at the bottom of this page, and artists Fraser Williamson of Red Shark Illustration and Łukasz Ratz for the use of their images.

This website has been painstakingly hand-coded in a custom WordPress theme by a generous Hawke’s Bay developer who likes to remain under the radar – webmaestro, we thank you.


Words and spaces

Corralled by Ramsey Margolis.


So, how can you help?

Sign up as a member of the website and comment, add your email address to the newsletter mailing list and get in touch with observations and questions through the Contact form.

For overseas visitors who’d like to know where exactly Aotearoa New Zealand is, this map shows where you can find us: