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Bhikkhu Bodhi faces a great divide
Prominent U.S. Pali translator contrasts 'Classical' and 'Secular' Buddhisms
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When I was studying at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London many years ago, my supervisor once accused me, during discussion of a text by the early Buddhist writer Nagarjuna, of being ‘obsessed with emptiness’.
Known as the ten undeclared topics, these are the statements that Gotama, the Buddha, refused to give a view on.
Is this talk – for you – a good expression of a contemporary secular Buddhist approach to political and social issues?
You are invited to take part an introduction to Buddhism evening down here in the deep south. 🙂 This will be a relaxed and informal evening and is intended to provide some basic information about Buddhism, meditation, Buddhist ethics, and how to live a life of kindness and generosity. This is not going to be […]
This evening’s topic brings together a relatively recent current in the dharma world – secular dharma, aka ‘secular Buddhism’ – with the much older practice of insight meditation. Let’s first up get clear what each of these terms means before exploring their relationship.
A community is a network or a set of friendships and relationships that serve the individuation of each member of the community. I don’t see a conflict in realising one’s potential as an individual and belonging to and being an active participant within a community.
I’d like to recommend this hilarious talk by Ruby Wax that was given in London’s Conway Hall as part of the Sunday Sermon Series organised by The School of Life.
A couple of years ago I thought that Stephen Batchelor had said what he had to say; he’d loosely but effectively articulated a secular Buddhism and now seemed to be just repeating himself. I was wrong.
Buddhism in four settler-colonial societies, and its global cultural flows
A talk by Dr. Sally McAra
A new video by Stephen Batchelor is now available on the videos page of this website and on our youtube channel.
Being Completely Human – Buddhist Practice in a Post-Christian World was the subject of a talk given by Stephen Batchelor on 27 February 2012.