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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
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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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Reimagining Community newsletter #7 April 2020
Welcome to our April 2020 newsletter. This month’s glossary item is the FOUR IMMEASURABLES and we introduce new articles on secular Buddhists' responses to the coronavirus, how an Irish, working class radical became one of the first western Buddhist monks, and a book review of Evan Thompson's Why I am not a Buddhist. Our feature article is an excerpt from a blog post by Bernat Font on secular Buddhism.
Reimagining Community newsletter #6 March 2020
Welcome to our March 2020 newsletter. This month’s glossary item is the FOUR FOCUSES OF MINDFULNESS and we introduce new articles by John Danvers and Bernat Font. Our feature article is an excerpt from a dharma talk given by Stpehen Batchelor.
Reimagining Community newsletter #5 Feb. 2020
#5 February 2020 Welcome to our February 2020 newsletter. This month’s glossary item is the EVERYDAY SUBLIME and we introduce new articles by Stefano Bettera and Bill Gayner. Our feature article is an excerpt from a talk given by Winton Higgins in 2019 on satipaṭṭhāna or insight meditation. Swimming against the stream According to Stefano […]
Reimagining Community newsletter #4 Jan 2020
This month’s glossary item is Dukkha and we have an interview with meditation teacher Dave Smith and an unconventional glossary of attitudes relevant to the Buddhist path developed by Nelly Kaufer. We also introduce a new feature of the website, an interactive map that connects secular Buddhists worldwide. Our feature article is by Stefano Bettera, called Defining secular Buddhism: beware of certain traps.
Reimagining Community newsletter #3 Dec 2019
This month’s glossary item is Conditionality and we introduce two posts which offer new perspectives on meditation retreats and sanghas. We also ask for your feedback about this newsletter and the website. Our feature article is by Stephen Batchelor, called On freedom and nirvana.
Reimagining Community newsletter #2 Nov 2019
In the second issue of the newsletter we introduce a new post on goals in meditation, introduce you (probably) to the online group Re~Collective, and Bernat Font from the secular Buddhist group in Barcelona writes on Sharing our practice in a group.