THE TUWHIRI PROJECT

A dharma publishing imprint

The Project

Set up in 2018, The Tuwhiri Project produces educational resources for secular dharma practitioners and communities, helping people find meaning in a difficult world. You can enroll on the online course on this website, and follow links to purchase the books directly from Tuwhiri.

WHAT IS THIS?

By Martine & Stephen Batchelor

Bringing together the meditation instructions and dharma talks given by Martine and Stephen Batchelor during a Sŏn (Chan/Zen) retreat at Gaia House, What is this? Ancient questions for modern minds takes us through the practice of radical questioning at the heart of the Korean Sŏn Buddhist tradition and suggests how we can benefit from this form of meditation today.

The reader can use the book both as a practice manual and as a companion in facing the challenge of living a fully human life in the contemporary world.

What is This? By Stephen Batchelor

FORMATS & PRICES

Paperback: NZ$30

Digital ePub: NZ$15

Kindle : NZ$19

‘A wonderfully enlightening book about contemporary Sŏn meditation, you will have a first-hand experience of what it is like to sit on a meditation cushion and do the retreat with two highly experienced teachers. I highly recommend it for both seasoned practitioners and newbies.’

— Haemin Sunim, author of The things you can only see when you slow down and Love for imperfect things



‘This marvellously readable little book will tell you all you need to know about meditation. … An elegant and down-to-earth book by two of our best western Buddhist teachers.’

— Norman Fischer, poet, Zen priest, author of The world could be otherwise: imagination and the Bodhisattva path

AFTER BUDDHISM

A workbook by Winton Higgins

Winton Higgins’s humorous, easy-to-read text offers a fresh and accessible commentary on After Buddhism without compromising the depth of Batchelor’s experience or scholarship.

After Buddhism: a workbook is the consummate guide to this thought-provoking work. It provides a basis for periodic group and individual study of Batchelor’s text.

Use this workbook to run a course for your community or to deepen your own understanding of After Buddhism

‘Winton Higgins’s series of talks on Stephen Batchelor’s After Buddhism provided our group with deeper insight and clarity around this modern, secular take on the Buddha’s message.’

— Dr Izak Janowski, Golden Wattle Sangha

FORMATS & PRICES

Paperback: NZ$23

Digital ePub: NZ$15

Kindle : NZ$19

PDF NZ$11

AFTER BUDDHISM

Exploring a Secular Dharma with Mike Slott

  • THE COURSE
  • VIDEO  INTRO
  •     AIMS    
  •     LEADER 
  •    FORMAT
  •     ENROLL  
THE COURSE

The Tuwhiri Project and SBN have created an online course which explores the key ideas and practices of secular Buddhism, an important trend that has emerged in western Buddhism in recent years.

This online course is mainly based on Stephen Batchelor’s recent book, After Buddhism: rethinking the dharma for a secular age, and the companion book published by The Tuwhiri Project, After Buddhism: a workbook, by Winton Higgins.

VIDEO  INTRO

The Tuwhiri Project and SBN have created an online course which explores the key ideas and practices of secular Buddhism, an important trend that has emerged in western Buddhism in recent years.

This online course is mainly based on Stephen Batchelor’s recent book, After Buddhism: rethinking the dharma for a secular age, and the companion book published by The Tuwhiri Project, After Buddhism: a workbook, by Winton Higgins.

    AIMS    

OBJECTIVES

Its key objectives are to:


  1. Identify and explain the key concepts of secular Buddhism
  2. Compare secular Buddhism with traditional, institutional forms of Buddhism
  3. Sketch a vision of secular Buddhist practice for individuals and communities
    LEADER 

COURSE LEADER

The course is presented by Mike Slott. A part-time lecturer in labor history at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, Mike is a long-time political and labor movement activist who began a meditation practice in 2010.

He is a member of and practice leader at New York Insight.

   FORMAT

The course will be available through the secularbuddhist.network website for individual self-study and for people to go through in a group.


We will also be encouraging communities to enrol groups of their members in the course together, allowing them the opportunity to exchange views and experiences. Contact us to discuss.

The course will be accessible in 3 ways:


AVAILABLE NOW: Self-paced – for individuals to go through it on their own.


Community – for people to go through with a group of friends


Group – for individuals to go through at the same time with a cohort of others

    ENROLL  

After Buddhism: exploring a secular dharma is offered without a fixed fee; when you have completed it, you will be invited to make a donation that will ensure that others can go through the course also.

If you are interested in taking this course as an individual (self-paced) then click on the following link.

If you are interested in participating in the course as part of a learning cohort, with opportunities for discussion and feedback, please contact secularbuddhist.network@gmail.com.