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A secular approach to insight meditation

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.

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Embrace Life – Stephen Batchelor’s 2014 Sydney workshop

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’.

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Community is something you create

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.

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Ruby Wax on Loving Your Ego

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.

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A couple of years ago I thought that Stephen Batchelor had said what he had to say

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.

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Wellington talk

Buddhism in four settler-colonial societies, and its global cultural flows

A talk by Dr. Sally McAra

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Being Completely Human

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.

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In Praise of the Secular

Contrary to mid-twentieth century expectations, we are experiencing a global resurgence in religiosity. Religion has re-emerged as a political force in nearly every region and major world religion. Most of this religious revitalisation has taken place among fundamentalist movements, often in response to the inequalities and social destabilization of globalisation. It is particularly strong in the global south but is also seen in the culture wars within western democracies.

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Stephen Batchelor in Wellington

Stephen Batchelor will be giving a talk on Monday 27 February 2012 from 6pm at St Andrews on The Terrace in Wellington. The topic will be Being Completely Human – Buddhist Practice in a Post-Christian World.

In this talk, Stephen will offer some critical reflections on the secular transformation of Buddhism as it comes to terms with the challenges of globalisation and modernity.

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