Secular Buddhism and the the politics of decency

The tide of xenophobia, misogyny, prejudice and callousness towards ‘the Other’ is rising. This is the politics of indecency, so how do we create a sea wall that will turn it back? How do we respond forcefully with a politics of decency? What sort of communities and civil society do we want to build? How can we flourish as humans, living in harmony with each other and with nature?

Winton Higgins in Wellington, 2015

This talk by the Sydney secular insight meditation teacher Winton Higgins was given on 27 April 2017 at St Andrew’s on The Terrace to a meeting organised jointly by One Mindful Breath, Wellington’s secular dharma practice community, and St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society.

Is this, for you, a good expression of a contemporary secular Buddhist approach to political and social issues?

The Politics of Decency (1:02:28)

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