CONNECTING SECULAR BUDDHISTS WORLDWIDE

SECULAR BUDDHISM

Essential elements & key ideas of secular dharma

DEBATE & DIALOGUE

Fostering debate and dialogue among practitioners

GROUPS & SANGHAS

Connect with secular Buddhists worldwide

COURSES & RETREATS

Explore secular dharma through courses & retreats

MEDITATION

Different ways to meditate from a secular perspective

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Creating a culture of awakening

CREATING COMMUNITY

Starting & sustaining secular Buddhist sanghas

BOOKS & TALKS

Books, articles & talks on secular Buddhism

LATEST POSTS

‘Perspectives on Secular Dharma’: an online program with Stephen Batchelor and others
The New York Insight Meditation Center is sponsoring an online program, ‘Perspectives on Secular Dharma,’ on 17 September. In this online program, Stephen Batchelor, Seth Zuiho Segall, Karsten Struhl and Mike Slott will explore these different perspectives in a panel discussion.

A practitioner’s journey to secular Buddhism: Kate
Kate’s interest in Buddhism began when she was a college student and developed further while she was a Peace Corps volunteer and program manager. Over time, she became increasingly skeptical of the adherence to hierarchy and rituals in many Buddhist traditions and moved toward a secular approach to the dharma, one which does not lean on enlightenment as a goal, but fosters a practice that is ethical, practical, compassionate and forward looking.

‘Think different’ to prevent extinction: the value of Gregory Bateson’s Cybernetic Epistemology and Posthumanism for a secular dharma
Hugh Palmer argues that Gregory Bateson’s cybernetic epistemology provides an important resource for developing a secular dharma which recognizes our interconnection with nature.

THE NETWORK

Four ways to connect with SBN

MEDITATION GROUP

The Secular Buddhist Network sponsors a regular online meditation group for secular Buddhists and those interested in a secular approach to the dharma.

DISCUSSION GROUP

Our online discussion group meets the third Thursday of each month on Zoom to discuss aspects of a secular approach to the dharma. Join us.

SBN's ONLINE COURSE

SBN is offering a free online course exploring the key ideas and practices of secular Buddhism, an important trend that has emerged in western Buddhism in recent years.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Our e-newsletter, Rethinking the Dharma/Reimagining Community, goes out monthly with articles, news, courses, book reviews, and information.

FEATURED POSTS & MEETINGS

Rethinking the Dharma / Reimagining Community #35 August 2022

Our paths to secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhist Network’s Calendar of Meetings and Courses

Tuwhiri: a secular Buddhist publishing imprint

Upcoming courses and retreats for secular Buddhists

A secular approach to practicing meditation

An introduction to secular Buddhism

Ongoing meetings of secular Buddhist groups and sanghas

The core concept of secular Buddhism: a fourfold task

SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS

LINDA MODARO
BERNAT FONT
STEPHEN BATCHELOR
LORNA EDWARDS
MARTINE BATCHELOR

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