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I’m going to be offering a few thoughts today on the practice of translating Asian texts, and how we discern that inadequately translated texts are misleading us, as dharma practitioners, in Aotearoa New Zealand today.
A neuropsychologist and the author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, Rick Hanson will be in New Zealand during January, giving a talk in Auckland and teaching full day workshops in Wellington and Christchurch.
Here’s a suggestion – dedicate a couple of weekends to a study retreat in the comfort of your own home, practicing meditation and going in depth into a secular approach to Buddhism.
Looking for a good introduction to the secular approach to Buddhism? Go to the Sydney Insight Meditation website if you would like to listen to the talks Stephen Batchelor gave at the weekend workshop in Sydney on 21 and 22 February this year with the title ‘Embrace Life’.
This talk to Napier’s secular insight group on 3 October, 2013 discusses secular Buddhism as a recent extension of what is generally known as Buddhist modernism, a movement which started around 150 years ago in Sri Lanka, Japan and Burma and spread around Buddhist Asia.
The title of Winton Higgins’ most recent dharma talk is likely to attract few beyond the curious: ‘The dharmic foundations of the recollective awareness approach’. Experienced meditators, especially those who find meditation can be a frustrating process (most of us, I suspect), will find it well worth the read, though.
A series of dharma talks given by Martine and Stephen Batchelor in March 2012 at Sine Cera Retreat Centre in Australia are available for you to download from Dharma Seed at http://sc.dharmaseed.org/retreats/1593. They are: Experience – Stephen The Buddha’s criteria for regarding a statement as valid; a pragmatic view of the dharma; the ‘all’ is […]