SBN’s new discussion group: secular dharma in the community

February 8, 2023

Many participants in the Secular Buddhist Network are ‘socially engaged’ in a variety of ways. Some of us focus on providing support, assistance, and services to those in need. By helping individuals in a compassionate way, we contribute to a more cooperative and peaceful society. Others are engaged in efforts to address critical social problems which cause great suffering: climate change; racism and other forms of discrimination; and economic inequality.

Whatever the mode of social engagement, as secular dharma practitioners, we need to consider the following questions:

  • What elements or aspects of the secular dharma are particularly relevant to the work we do in our communities and society?
  • How do we communicate key ideas of the secular dharma to those who are not familiar with this approach?
  • In what ways should our participation in the community and society reflect our ideas and values?
  • How can socially engaged, secular Buddhists contribute to a society in which all people can flourish?

The Secular Buddhist Network has formed a discussion group for those who wish to share their experiences of and discuss new possibilities for bringing secular Buddhist ideas, ethics, and practices to community groups, social service organizations, and political movements.

The group meets the first Friday of every month, at 3 pm US Eastern Time.

If you are interested in learning more about or joining this group, please fill out the form below:

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