- Creating secular
Aotearoa New Zealand
BHIKKHU BODHI FACES
A GREAT DIVIDE
Prominent U.S. Pali translator contrasts 'Classical' and 'Secular' Buddhisms
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The former meditation group known as enteringthestream, down here in Invercargill, is being relaunched on 10th January 2017 as southernzen.
After coming together for four years as Simply Meditation, Wellington’s secular Buddhist community will have a new name from January 2017.
If, like a number of people from around the world, you’re considering setting up a secular buddhist group in your community the first thing I will recommend to you is this: think small and start simple.
There are four grounds for the bonds of fellowship, four qualities which will help community building. Which four?
We have now established a small secular buddhist community in Invercargill. We meet on Monday evenings and all are welcome, regardless of traditional background.
Have you noticed how we always see Asian Buddha images alone, on its own? Count on your fingers the number of Buddha images in which he’s with others. Sidhattha Gotama, the man we now know as the Buddha, was not a solitary practitioner though; for most of his 45 years as a teacher he was in community. So what are the best ways to find other people to sit with, practice in community, and develop your understanding of the Buddha’s teachings?