Tuwhiri: a secular Buddhist publishing imprint

An initiative of secular dharma practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Tuwhiri is a publishing imprint. As well as publishing books on early Buddhism, its retrieval, and a creative, secular adaptation to twenty-first century conditions, Tuwhiri helped to develop the Secular Buddhist Network’s online course, Exploring a secular dharma.

Revamp: writings in secular Buddhism by Winton Higgins is their most recent book, while their most recent non-book project is Creative Dharma, a newsletter. During 2021, they began to broaden what they offer to include books that are not obviously dharma books which serve the ethic of care.

Two books are presently being developed: one bringing together from talks given to Wellington’s secular dharma community, One Mindful Breath; and an epic poem with a strong anti-colonial emphasis titled Crete 1941.

A word in te reo Māori, ‘tuwhiri’ means to disclose, reveal, divulge, make known, or a clue, a means of discovering or disclosing something lost or hidden, a hint, a tip, a pointer.

What you can do to help

  • Get in touch if you’d be willing to help run a Kickstarter campaign for the One Mindful Breath book.
  • If you’d like to support the production of a Thai language version of Revamp: writings on secular Buddhism, you can do so here.
  • Make sure you keep up to date by adding your email address to the mailing list for Tuwhiri’s occasional newsletter – https://tuwhiri.substack.com.

Tuwhiri books and other initiatives

REVAMP: WRITINGS ON SECULAR BUDDHISM

Published in April 2021, in this book Winton Higgins looks at where secular Buddhism came from, its affinities in western culture, and how it’s likely to develop as a guide to full human flourishing in the years to come. Written with great care, wit and intelligence, it will be enjoyed by all.

Click here for more information.

WHAT IS THIS? ANCIENT QUESTIONS FOR MODERN MINDS

Meditation instructions and talks given by Martine and Stephen Batchelor during a Sŏn retreat, What is this? takes us through the practice of radical questioning at the heart of the Korean Sŏn Buddhism. The authors show how we can benefit from this type of meditation today.

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AFTER BUDDHISM: A WORKBOOK

A step-by-step guide to Stephen Batchelor’s groundbreaking book After Buddhism: Rethinking the dharma for a secular age. You can use this workbook to run a course for your sangha, or to deepen your own understanding of After Buddhism.

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LOVE YOU: PUBLIC POLICY FOR INTERGENERATIONAL WELLBEING

Public policy in New Zealand has failed to deliver better lives for all. How can we design, implement, and evaluate public policy if it were based on our love for future generations? This book looks at how wellbeing-focussed public policy can be set up, prioritised, funded, managed and evaluated, yet remain relevant.

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EXPLORING A SECULAR DHARMA – AN ONLINE COURSE

Developed by Mike Slott and The Tuwhiri Project, this Secular Buddhist Network online course is for people who have a secular orientation toward the dharma, and who would like to learn more about some of the basic ideas and concepts of a creative dharma – secular Buddhism. This course will also be useful for those who are curious.

Click here for more information.


This page was updated on 13 May 2022


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