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

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


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


Rethinking the Dharma / Reimagining Community #27 December 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