Online and national
Association of Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism
Branded iSecularBuddhist, the Association for Mindfulness Meditation and Secular Buddhism advocates, introduces and teaches the benefits of these practices without reference to god(s), gurus or supernatural forces to the diverse secular communities in the USA and around the world. Their podcast focuses largely on ‘recovering from religion’.
Offers a podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
Secular Buddhist Association (USA)
A grassroots-driven effort to answer the needs of this teaching and practice for contemporary society, SBA recognizes that the rich cultural setting of traditional Buddhism is wonderful in its own right, and that there is an opportunity for it to evolve in ways more suited to other cultural contexts as well. SBA is the home of The Secular Buddhist podcast, a great resource.
Bellevue Dharma Group
A group of Buddhist meditators studying and practicing the dharma in Bellevue, Washington, we meet twice a month, usually on the first and third Tuesday. We study teachings and suttas primarily from early Buddhism, but also from modern commentators.
Cambridge Secular Mindfulness Group
Rick Heller leads the secular mindfulness group in Cambridge MA, at which people are invited to explore a variety of meditations, including mindfulness of breath, ambient sound and loving-kindness meditation. A discussion follows the meditation. No experience necessary.
For more information, email Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mindful Reflection Community of Unity Temple UU Congregation
The Mindful Reflection Community is a lay-led organization of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oak Park, Illinois. It is open to all who are interested in exploring meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhist teachings. We do not follow one traditional Buddhist lineage but are interested in all lineages as well as secular/liberal/western/modern interpretations of Buddhism.
For more information, email Terry at email@example.com.
A community of meditators led by teacher Linda Modaro who practice a thoughtful, open-minded and open-hearted approach to insight meditation which honours all aspects of our experience, offering unique ways to learn and practice meditation, both online and in person. Sati Sangha runs online groups in which people study Stephen Batchelor’s After Buddhism, using Winton Higgins’ After Buddhism: a workbook.
For information on Sati Sangha retreats: http://www.reflectivemeditationretreat.com/
Secular Dharma Foundation
Dave Smith is a meditation teacher in the insight meditation tradition. His primary focus of interest has been in early Buddhism and he has established the Secular Dharma Foundation to support his teaching and training projects.
Secular Dharma Practitioners
Led by Jim Bronson from Ashland, Oregon. The Buddha’s teachings—the dharma—arose in a very different world from the one we live in today. Our group embraces an encompassing vision for understanding and practicing dharma.
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