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

LATEST POSTS

The simile of the raft: another interpretation

The point of the simile of the raft is to realize that holding one's own version of the dharma  as the only valid one and considering the others wrong is a form of attachment that will not lead to anything good and that contradicts the practice itself. In the long run a closed and dogmatic attitude will reinforce harmful mental patterns. 

By Bernat Font


The God of the Buddha

The historical Buddha, Gotama, is not properly characterized as either an atheist or agnostic. He does not deny or affirm, but chooses silence, a ’strategic‘ silence which affirms a precise idea: any discourse on the absolute is inadequate. It is not a question of arguing that this dimension is unthinkable or unrealizable. It is about rejecting any attempt by language to establish a definitive truth in one sense or another.

By Stefano Bettera


The Secular Buddhist Recovery Facebook Group

The Secular Buddhist Recovery Group on Facebook is a sangha of individuals who wish to learn, help and support each other in recovery from alcohol, drugs and other addictions using the practices and teachings of a nonsectarian approach to the Dharma. The group is for those who seek or are in recovery from addictions and for those with an interest in addiction recovery using a secular Dharma perspective.

By Dr. Cathryn Jacob


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Contact details, information and links to Secular Buddhist communities and resources worldwide.

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FEATURED POSTS


Reimagining Community newsletter #13 October 2020 

By SBN Editor



Upcoming courses and retreats for secular Buddhists 

By SBN Editor



An introduction to secular Buddhism 

By SBN Editor



The Tuwhiri Project- resources for practitioners and communities 

By SBN Editor



After Buddhism: SBN’s online course for exploring a secular dharma 

By SBN Editor



Ongoing meetings of secular Buddhist groups and sanghas 

By SBN Editor



Stephen Batchelor’s ten theses of secular dharma 

By Stephen Batchelor



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