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Our newsletter, ‘Reimagining Community: Connecting secular Buddhists worldwide’, goes out monthly with information and updates on:


  • Upcoming courses and retreats of interests to secular Buddhist practitioners
  • Reviews of important, new books, and articles on themes related to secular Buddhism
  • The activities of secular Buddhist groups and communities
  • New posts/articles to the website regarding the key ideas of secular Buddhism, meditation, starting a sangha, and social/political engagement.


Readers will also find links to important resources on this website, and excerpts from our glossary of Buddhist terms – from a secular perspective of course.


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PUBLISHED NEWSLETTERS

Reimagining Community newsletter #13 October 2020

Welcome to our October 2020 newsletter. This month we highlight recent dharma talks by Winton Higgins and Stephen Batchelor, as well as new articles by Dr. Cathryn Jacob and Bernat Font. Our feature is an excerpt from a provocative, new article by Stefano Bettera on the 'God of the Buddha.'


Reimagining Community newsletter #12 September 2020

Welcome to our September 2020 newsletter. This month we highlight articles on anti-racist resources for secular Buddhists, SBN's online course on secular Buddhism, and an important research study on meditation. The secular Buddhist glossary item for the month is SECULAR BUDDHISM. Finally, our feature is an excerpt from a new article by Stephen Batchelor on the threat of climate extinction.


Reimagining Community newsletter #11 August 2020

Welcome to our August 2020 newsletter. This month we introduce new articles by Bill Gayner and Alex Carr, as well as a recent dharma talk by Stephen Batchelor. We announce a new online course on secular Buddhism. The secular Buddhist glossary item for the month is SANGHA. Finally, our feature is an excerpt from a new article by Stefano Bettera.


Reimagining Community newsletter #10 July 2020

Welcome to our July 2020 newsletter. This month’s glossary item is NOT SELF and we introduce new articles by Stefano Bettera, Ted Meissner, and Mike Slott. Our feature is an excerpt from an article by Lenore Lambert.


Reimagining Community newsletter #9 June 2020

Welcome to our June 2020 newsletter. This month’s glossary item is MINDFULNESS and we introduce new articles by John Danvers and Stefano Bettera, as well as a new secular mindfulness course offered by Dave Smith. Our feature is an excerpt from a dharma talk by Winton Higgins on secular Buddhist meditation.


Reimagining Community newsletter #8 May 2020

Welcome to our May 2020 newsletter. This month’s glossary item is the FOUR [GREAT] TASKS and we introduce new articles on the basics of secular Buddhism and Bodhi College's course on the Secular Dharma. We also want to know why you became a secular Buddhist and what you think of SBN's guidelines for contributors and readers' comments. Our feature article is an excerpt from Stephen Batchelor's new book, The Art of Solitude.