CONNECTING SECULAR BUDDHISTS WORLDWIDE
Understanding and alleviating suffering (dukkha)
We suffer not only because we have the tendency to be angry, greedy, and deluded, but because social, political, and economic structures foster these tendencies and amplify their impact. John Danvers discusses the characteristics of a society which would facilitate their opposites: compassion, non-harming, cooperation, and mindfulness.
By John Danvers
Dharma in the shadow of Buddhism: a response to Mike Slott and Winton Higgins
Stephen Batchelor continues the dialogue on ‘truths’ and ‘tasks’ in secular Buddhism by framing the discussion from a broader, historical perspective. Stephen argues that the Buddha’s radical move was to depart from the truth-based perspective of Brahmanic, Indian culture to teach a fully committed ethical life that is not underwritten by any ultimate truth.
By Stephen Batchelor
Interview with Winton Higgins on his new book, ‘Revamp: writings on secular Buddhism’
Winton Higgins, a meditation teacher, member of the Tuwhiri Project editorial board, and contributor to the Secular Buddhist Network website, was interviewed by Tricycle magazine editor James Shaheen on 18 November 2021 about his new book, ‘Revamp: writings on secular Buddhism’.
By SBN Editor
Four ways to connect with SBN
The Secular Buddhist Network sponsors a regular online meditation group for secular Buddhists and those interested in a secular approach to the dharma.
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.
See our list and map of secular Buddhist groups and centres worldwide. Join the list and/or contact us with news of your group or plans.
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