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The Buddha on Politics and Society

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Buddha on Politics and Society

Here I refer to Bhikkhu Bodhi’s new anthology, The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. Please enjoy!

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Comparing Greek and Early Buddhist Thought

| March 13, 2017 | 11 Comments
Comparing Greek and Early Buddhist Thought

For a good intro to classical Greek philosophy see the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s page. Thanks for watching!

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What is Secular Buddhism?

| March 6, 2017 | 16 Comments
What is Secular Buddhism?

This is a short experiment, a video I’ve cobbled together and put up on YouTube on the question “What is secular Buddhism?” where I try to explain both what it is, and how it has come about historically. It’s quite short, seven and a half minutes long, so I don’t go into a whole lot […]

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Buddhist Activism and Quietism

| February 6, 2017 | 9 Comments
Buddhist Activism and Quietism

Many of us are looking for the right way to engage with contemporary political concerns. What does Buddhism have to teach us? A couple of recent articles have taken this question in opposite directions. In “Let’s Stand Up Together”, Bhikkhu Bodhi argues that Buddhism has a number of important ethical lessons to teach that rise above simple notions […]

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A Camera Vipassana – Essential Buddhist Insights Through Photography

| January 28, 2017 | 2 Comments
A Camera Vipassana – Essential Buddhist Insights Through Photography

For some years I have been deepening my understanding of certain Buddhist principles through the practice of photography. These realisations have happened very slowly but deepened over time. The core tenets of Buddhist reality are not easy to realise, especially when they have to do with the way we see & experience the world. But […]

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Practice Circle: The Antidote to Hatred

| January 19, 2017 | 3 Comments
Practice Circle: The Antidote to Hatred

In this world Hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, Ancient and inexhaustible. Dhammapada As a mother watches over her child, willing to risk her own life to protect her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings, suffusing the whole world with unobstructed […]

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Episode 268 :: Professor Richard Gombrich :: Buddhism in the Modern World

| January 15, 2017 | 3 Comments
Episode 268 :: Professor Richard Gombrich :: Buddhism in the Modern World

Richard Gombrich Professor Richard Gombrich speaks with us about Buddhism in the modern world. The term living tradition may seem as much an oxymoron as, well, Secular Buddhism. And yet this organic vitality is a hallmark of Buddhism, even and perhaps especially today. There have been growing pains as Buddhism rubs up against, and eventually […]

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