- Creating secular
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BHIKKHU BODHI FACES
A GREAT DIVIDE
Prominent U.S. Pali translator contrasts 'Classical' and 'Secular' Buddhisms
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In this six-week online programme, participants will explore in depth this foundational framework of the Buddha’s teaching from the perspective of early Buddhism. Drawing on the discourses of the Pali canon rather than later commentarial texts, emphasis will be given to the application of these teachings in today’s world. Equal attention will be given to the contemplative and ethical practice of these four truths.
What is secular Buddhism, or a secular dharma? Recently, Wellington’s secular dharma practice community, One Mindful Breath, ran a successful study group which investigated this question. This is what we did.
The workshop Awakening Community which will be taking place in Sydney on November 12 & 13 will look at the contemporary relevance of Buddhist practice. The SIM newsletter editor spoke with Winton Higgins, one of the workshop teachers, to find out how he sees the relevance of the dharma in our current context.
Mindfulness is big business; for millions of people around the world it has become a lifestyle choice, enhancing and enriching everyday experience. The University of Leiden in the Netherlands has put together a course in English and made it available free online through coursera.org.
Linda Modaro and Jason Siff are planning to teach a four week online recollective awareness meditation course from June 25 to July 22, 2016. This online course will have an introductory track and an intermediate one running at the same time.
The University of South Wales is about to offer a module in Pali language as part of their MA in Buddhist Studies, but open to all.
From 27 May to 21 June 2015, I will be teaching an online course hosted by Realize Media titled The Four Great Tasks: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age.
Use this structured study course on secular Buddhism to study on your own at home or with friends. It is made up of a series of recorded talks by Stephen Batchelor with study guides used at Upaya Sangha of Tucson from September through December 2014.
People wanting to know about the study course Creating a Culture of Awakening due to start in October ask this question more than any other. My answer is generally – no, not knowing you (probably) and not being you (definitely) I am simply unable to suggest the right amount of money for you to contribute for a place on the course. It’s completely up to you, and the amount is not what’s important.