Useful links


  • Secular Buddhism Aotearoa New Zealand on youtube

Some useful videos, mostly made here in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • In This Moment – a newsletter

An archive of occasional newsletters, hand crafted with love and much thought in Wellington

  • Secular Buddhism in New Zealand on givealittle

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The Secular Buddhism in ANZ page on Givealittle, one way of supporting the New Zealand secular dharma community financially

  • Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust

A registered charity which makes it simpler for groups and individuals to help create a culture of generosity by fundraising to bring secular and insight meditation dharma teachers to Aotearoa New Zealand, and more

  • The Dharma Garden

Gardening with nature for more than 30 years, this was part of Christine Dann’s contribution to the bi-monthly INSIGHTAotearoa newsletter she used to co-edit

  • Secular Buddhism Australia

A work in progress, with a potential that’s as vast as a continent

  • Kookaburra Sangha

Sydney’s welcoming practice community for those interested in insight meditation that seeks to develop our practice and understanding based on a secular interpretation of the Buddha’s own teaching

  • Dharmadaptation

Exploring the adaptation of the dharma (teachings of the Buddha) to our time and ‘western’ secular culture, Lenorë Lambert’s intention is to honour the Buddha’s instruction to ‘know for ourselves’ and share his insights in a way that makes sense in our time, place and world view by testing what she hears and reads against experience, the dharma and modern knowledge

  • The Secular Buddhist Association (USA)


The home of the Secular Buddhism podcast, a great resource

  • Bellevue Dharma Group

A group of Buddhist meditators studying and practicing the dharma in Bellevue, Washington, we meet twice a month, usually on the first and third Tuesday. We study teachings and suttas primarily from early Buddhism, but also from modern commentators.

  • Just A Little Dust

Describing herself as ‘a haphazard Buddhist since 1985’, blogger Linda Blanchard has been an avid skeptical Buddhist since she first discovered Stephen Batchelor’s Buddhism Without Beliefs in 1998. Her avatar, Star, hosts a series of videos on YouTube through their channel justalittledust and keeps a hand in the Skeptical Buddhists Sangha in Second Life.

  • Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism

Branded as iSecularBuddhist, the Association for Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism advocates, introduces and teaches the benefits of these practices without reference to god(s), gurus or supernatural forces to the diverse secular communities in the USA and around the world. Their podcast has a large focus on ‘recovering from religion’.

  • Edinburgh Secular Sangha

A grassroots community run by volunteers, promoting ethical living without reference to God using specific methodologies and practices aimed at personal development and transformation at the level of the individual as well as society

  • Martine & Stephen Batchelor and

Written, audio, photographic and video materials in English (aussi en français) that offer a broad introduction to the work of these two secular Buddhist teachers

  • For Catalan speakers

Una plataforma de difusió d’activitats relacionades amb la meditació i el dharma, basada en una visió laica, contemporània, no dogmàtica i no ritual de la tradició budista, neix quan un petit grup d’amics prenem consciència que estem promovent activitats des d’un enfocament similar, i decidim unir energies

  • For Finnish speakers

Vaikka meditaatio on peräisin buddhalaisesta perinteestä, Intentio ei edellytä kävijöiltään joidenkin tiettyjen uskomusten tai tavoitteiden omaksumista. Ryhmässä harjoitettiin alun perin avoimen meditaation tyyliä, josta on jäänyt perinteeksi ryhmän tapa kirjoittaa ylös meditaatiokokemuksiaan ja keskustella niistä.

  • For German speakers

Etwas tun, nicht etwas glauben

Säkulare buddhistische Gruppe in Mainz / Deutschland

  • For Italian speakers

Il blog di Letizia Baglioni

per una dharma democratico – al di là di ogni personalismo e divisione – dove laicità non è antireligiosità, ma è il cielo vuoto che può ospitare diversi orizzonti

  • For Portuguese speakers

Budismo Secular Brasil

Abordagem contemporânea dos ensinamentos budistas

  • For Spanish speakers

Un enfoque pragmático contemporáneo de las enseñanzas del Buda

  • For Swedish speakers

En sekulär tolkning av Buddhistisk undervisning

  • Wikipedia on Secular Buddhism

Take a look at what Wikipedia has to say about secular Buddhism

  • Buddhist Geeks


A website, podcast and digital magazine to create a broad conversation online, run by a for-benefit or fourth sector organisation which is an integration between for-profit and non-profit business models

  • Sati Sangha, with Linda Modaro

A community of meditators practicing a thoughtful, open-minded and open-hearted approach to insight meditation which honours all aspects of our experience, offering unique ways to learn and practice meditation, both online and in person

  • Humanist meditation

A series of short videos teaching meditation from a humanist, non-religious viewpoint. Suitable for agnostics, atheists and sceptics, this is sponsored by a humanist mindfulness group at Harvard.

  • Reddit on a secular buddhism

For those who like their discussion hot and lively.