CONNECTING SECULAR BUDDHISTS WORLDWIDE

THE NETWORK

Secular Buddhist groups & communities worldwide

SECULAR BUDDHISM

Essential elements & key ideas of secular dharma

CREATING COMMUNITY

Starting & sustaining a secular Buddhist sangha

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

ONLINE STUDY COURSE

After Buddhism

Explore the key ideas and practices of secular Buddhism in an online course based on Stephen Batchelor’s After Buddhism: rethinking the dharma for a secular age and the workbook that goes with it.

LATEST POSTS

Defining secular Buddhism: beware of certain traps 

Secular Buddhism doesn’t need to be understood as a new ‘Buddhism’ but more as a different approach to practice. This approach starts from our perspective as modern people, and thanks to this lens, revises the meaning of the teachings of an ancient tradition so that they can speak to human beings today.

By Stefano Bettera


New horizons for emerging sanghas: community groups and lay women dharma teachers 

In a talk given to the June 2019 Sakyadita Australia conference Anna Markey discusses how there is an emergence of many small community-based clusters of intimate dharma groups in Australia, either leaderless or led by lay teachers. And many of these teachers are women.

By Anna Markey


What next? two years of path in the Secular Dharma with Bodhi College 

Stefano Bettera offers his reflections on the two year course on the Secular Dharma at Bodhi College and what the next steps are for the course participants. He asserts that it is the ‘creative, adaptable, non-dogmatic and unorthodox characteristic of the secular Dharma that is an opportunity’ for contributing to a culture in which awareness and compassion are predominant.

By Stefano Bettera


THE TUWHIRI PROJECT

Tuwhiri

Set up in 2018, The Tuwhiri Project is a dharma publishing imprint. More than just books, their intention is to produce educational resources for secular dharma practitioners and communities, helping people find meaning in a difficult world.

FEATURED POSTS


Reimagining Community newsletter #3 Dec 2019 

By SBN Editor



Stephen Batchelor’s ten theses of secular dharma 

By Stephen Batchelor



Upcoming events for secular Buddhists: talks and retreats 

By SBN Editor



Key elements of secular Buddhism – a framework 

By SBN Editor



Bhikkhu Bodhi on traditional versus secular Buddhism 

By Bhikkhu Bodhi



A glossary of Buddhist terms (from a secular perspective)  

By Winton Higgins


SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS

LINDA MODARO
BERNAT FONT
STEPHEN BATCHELOR
LORNA EDWARDS
MARTINE BATCHELOR