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Rethinking the Dharma / Reimagining Community #27 December 2021

Welcome to our December 2021 newsletter. This month we feature a dialogue regarding ‘truths’ and ‘tasks’ in secular Buddhism with Mike Slott, Winton Higgins, and Stephen Batchelor. We also highlight dharma talks by Stephen Batchelor on a secular reinterpretation of the Eightfold Path, an interview conducted by James Shaheen with Winton Higgins on his new book on secular Buddhism, an article by David Patten on varied secular sources for an understanding of not-self, and three SBN contributors who appear in the latest issue of Tricycle magazine.

Rethinking the Dharma / Reimagining Community #26 November 2021

Welcome to our November 2021 newsletter. This month we highlight a recent dharma talk by Stephen Batchelor, an SBN interview with meditation teacher Dave Smith, an article by Alex Carr on meditating during the time of COVID, and an article by Anna Delacroix on a daily online meditation group led by reflective meditation teachers Linda Modaro and Nelly Kaufer. We also note an article by Winton Higgins in an upcoming issue of the newsletter, Creative Dharma and an interview with Winton, scheduled for 18 November, on his new book, Revamp: writings on secular Buddhism.

Rethinking the Dharma / Reimagining Community #25 October 2021

Welcome to our October 2021 newsletter. This month we highlight the unique path of a secular Buddhist monastic, an early experiment in a more secular approach to the dharma in Japan. an interview with a meditation teacher active in the climate group Extinction Rebellion, and an online event featuring an artist engaging in the ecological crises of our time. Finally, we explain why we’ve changed the name of this newsletter.

Reimagining Community newsletter #24 September 2021

Welcome to our September 2021 newsletter. This month we highlight a critical review of a book published by Shambhala Publications on secularizing trends in Buddhism, two articles on a secular approach to meditation, and an account of an Argentinian sangha combining forms of Vajrayana Buddhism with a democratic and participatory mode of functioning.

Reimagining Community newsletter #23 August 2021

Welcome to our August 2021 newsletter. This month we highlight an interview with Linda Modaro on the need for ethical reflection by meditation teachers and dharma group leaders, a last call for registration for SBN’s Fall 2021 online course on Exploring a secular dharma, and two articles which connect secular Buddhism with broader, socially engaged perspectives and practices.

Reimagining Community newsletter #22 July 2021

Welcome to our July 2021 newsletter. This month we highlight a discussion on secular Buddhism and Robert M. Ellis’s Middle Way Philosophy, the opening of registration for SBN’s Fall 2021 online course on Exploring a secular dharma, and a new book by Paul Andrew Powell which explores the connection between Zen and our secular world.