CONNECTING SECULAR BUDDHISTS WORLDWIDE

SECULAR BUDDHISM

Essential elements & key ideas of secular dharma

CREATING COMMUNITY

Starting & sustaining secular Buddhist sanghas

COURSES & RETREATS

Explore secular dharma through courses & retreats

DEBATE & DIALOGUE

Fostering debate and dialogue among practitioners

MEDITATION

Different ways to meditate from a secular perspective

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Creating a culture of awakening

BOOKS & TALKS

Books, podcasts, & interviews on secular Buddhism

LATEST POSTS

Creative Dharma to host online event

The Creative Dharma newsletter will be hosting an online event, Creativity and contemplative inquiry: a conversation with Jacqui O’Reilly, on 16 October 2021. Jacqui is an artist and musician who uses sound, video and installation as critical tools of her artistic practice for intervention in the ecological crises of our time. 

By Ronn Smith


My path to becoming a secular Buddhist monastic

Venerable Tenzin Tharpa discusses his path from Tibetan Buddhist monasticism to becoming a secular Buddhist monastic. He formed the Secular Buddhist Tradition (SBT), an international community dedicated to sharing a practical and accessible presentation of the buddhadharma focused on the positive life-affirming message of the Buddha.

By Venerable Tenzin Tharpa


An interview with Yanai Postelnik on meditation and climate change activism

Bernat Font Clos interviewed Yanai Postelnik, a meditation teacher who in recent years has been devoting more and more time to climate activism with the group Extinction Rebellion, a decentralized, international movement using non-violent direct action and civil disobedience to persuade governments to act on the climate emergency.

By Bernat Font Clos


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.

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.

DISCUSSION GROUP

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

FEATURED POSTS & MEETINGS


Reimagining Community newsletter #24 September 2021 

By SBN Editor



SBN’s online course for exploring a secular dharma 

By SBN Editor



Tuwhiri: a secular Buddhist publishing imprint 

By Ramsey Margolis



Upcoming courses and retreats for secular Buddhists 

By SBN Editor



A secular approach to practicing meditation 

By SBN Editor



An introduction to secular Buddhism 

By SBN Editor



Ongoing meetings of secular Buddhist groups and sanghas 

By SBN Editor



The core concept of secular Buddhism: a fourfold task 

By SBN Editor



Three marks of existence, or three factors of human experience? 

By Mike Slott


SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS

LINDA MODARO
BERNAT FONT
STEPHEN BATCHELOR
LORNA EDWARDS
MARTINE BATCHELOR