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What is “Dharma”?

| July 10, 2017 | 3 Comments
What is “Dharma”?

What does the word “dharma” mean in early Buddhism? We will look at several ways it’s used in the texts, and discuss its importance. For further information, see Rupert Gethin, “He Who Sees Dhamma Sees Dhammas: Dhamma in Early Buddhism”. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2004.  

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A Secular Religion?

| June 28, 2011 | 32 Comments
A Secular Religion?

This is the second  installment in which I discuss ideas presented by Stephen Bachelor in a series of dharma talks in late 2010. You can hear them at dharmaseed.org. The debate about whether Buddhism is a religion or not is a classic case of the futility of dispute. Much heat is generated, little light is […]

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Secular Dharma Semitreat :: Prologue

| June 21, 2011 | 3 Comments
Secular Dharma Semitreat :: Prologue

by Ted Meissner Several people have asked that I keep them posted about the Secular Dharma seminar with Stephen and Martine Batchelor, so I’ll be posting here on the blog as time, connectivity, and silence permit.  The blog entries say “Semitreat” as the combination of it being somewhere between a seminar and a retreat, a […]

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