Please read our Code of Conduct before participating in this community.
Newcomer to Secular Buddhism
Hi everyone. While I am not new to Buddhism, I am new to the concept of Secular Buddhism. I first became interested in Buddhism while studying philosophy (and especially Eastern Philosophy) at Colorado State University back in the 80s. I was raised in a very devout Christian (Baptist) environment, but I never really felt comfortable there. There were several ministers in my family but for some reason I just never bought in to the whole notion of atonement theology. Please understand that I am not condemning that path, it just did not work for me personally. I could just never accept the metaphysical truth claims that were shared by my other family members.
As my understanding of Buddhism has evolved over the years, I still consider myself a student of Buddhism. When I first heard of Secular Buddhism, I finally felt like I had found a "home" so to speak - someplace I can settle in for the long haul and grow in my understanding.
I look forward to what I may learn here!
Hi Richard, Welcome to the SBA. Sounds like we have somewhat of a similar spiritual history.