What Is Protestant Buddhism?

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Protestant Buddhism” is one phrase scholars have used to describe changes that Buddhism has undergone in its encounter with modernity. We will look at that phrase, these changes, and their ongoing impact on belief and practice.

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Book mentioned:

Buddhism Transformed by Richard Gombrich and Gananath Obeyesekere


Vijitha Rajapakse’s review of Buddhism Transformed, in the JIABS

Paul Fuller, “Protestant Buddhism: Modern, Rational and Scientific

Andy Olendzki, “A Protestant Buddhism?” in BCBS Insight Journal


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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma. He posts videos at Doug's Secular Dharma on YouTube. Some of his writing can be found at academia.edu.

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