In this episode, the Dharma Oveground and Buddhist Geeks get enlightened, Francois Laurelle and the non-Buddhists speculate, Hokai Sobol and Kenneth Folk do their own thing. Matthew and Stuart cross the line and fumble over names.
This is part 2 of our first real episode exploring a number of innovative elements in contemporary western Buddhism. We move on in our discussion from Tibet to look at the Pragmatists that emerged from the Dharma Underground and the intelligent destruction of Buddhism fuelled by French and German speaking philosophers in the form of Non-Buddhism.
We also bring in some considerations of the significance of the claims of enlightenment made by a number of the Pragmatists and the importance of some of the critique made by Glenn Wallis and his cohorts.
The next episode will feature a special guest and discuss Buddhist cults!
Show notes can be find here with links to all the characters mentioned:
This episode explored the pragmatists and the non-Buddhists. There was a lot to say and much more to discuss in future episodes. This overview provided multiple references to teachers, writers, anarchists and rebels. The links below concern the core figures and materials mentioned with a number of links provided to PDF files for further reading, podcast episodes for further listening, and more.
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Episode 3.1 will delve into cults and our current understanding of the terminology used by amateurs and the pros to define the many faced phenomena. We’ll also discuss what it is that drives people to follow cults and some of the antidotes that can help people find their way back into the world.
Episode 3.2 will feature our first interview with a monk following Tibetan Buddhism who got out of a Buddhist cult and has put together one of the best resources out there for informing yourself about Buddhism’s dark side in the West.
Post-traditional Buddhism http://posttraditionalbuddhism.com/about
Vince Horn & Buddhist Geeks
Personal site http://www.vincenthorn.com
Buddhist Geeks http://www.buddhistgeeks.com
Personal site http://integrateddaniel.info
‘Mastering the Core teachings of the Buddha’, free PDF https://posttraditionalbuddhism.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/60315-1347785055665.pdf
Talk on enlightenment at Buddhist Geeks http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2007/02/bg-006-you-can-do-it
Personal site http://kennethfolkdharma.com
Talk on enlightenment at Buddhist Geeks http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2011/08/bg-229-enlightenment-for-the-rest-of-us
Personal site http://www.hokai.info
‘Upgrading to Post-traditional Buddhism’ http://www.hokai.info/2011/05/upgrade-to-post-traditional/
‘Can Dharma Help us Turn the Corner?’ with Terry Patten http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2010/03/bg-163-can-dharma-help-us-turn-the-corner/
‘Imaging the Buddha’ http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2014/12/bg-345-imaging-buddha/
‘From Buddhist Hippies to Buddhist Geeks: the emergence of Buddhist Postmodernism’ http://www.globalbuddhism.org/15/gleig14.pdf
Personal site http://glennwallis.com
Won Institute page http://www.woninstitute.edu/index.php?page=AMS-Faculty
‘Basic Teachings of the Buddha’ http://www.amazon.com/Teachings-Buddha-Modern-Library-Classics/dp/0812975235/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
‘Buddhist Manifesto’ PDF https://www.academia.edu/727550/Buddhist_Manifesto
‘Nascent Speculative Non-Buddhism’ PDF at the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideology http://jsri.ro/ojs/index.php/jsri/article/view/710
Main site http://speculativenonbuddhism.com/about-2
‘Buddhist Anti-Intellectualism’ http://speculativenonbuddhism.com/2011/10/25/buddhist-anti-intellectualism
Non + X Journal http://www.nonplusx.com
‘Cruel Theory – Sublime Practice’ http://www.amazon.com/Cruel-Theory-Practice-Revaluation-Buddhism/dp/8792633234
Faithful Buddhist site http://faithfulbuddhist.com/about
Book, collection of core articles from his site http://www.amazon.com/The-Faithful-Buddhist-English-Edition-ebook/dp/B00KXFTNLY
Personal site, mainly in German http://unbuddhist.com
Patrick Jennings and Non-Buddhism
The Non-Buddhist site http://thenonbuddhist.com/about