Interlude to meditation series: Humanity or Human or Humane or what?

Bear with me please. This post goes in a number of directions but each is linked and important. It is also representative of an Italian rhetorical style which begins with a good deal of preamble before making the central point at the end. This is a writing style that requires a degree of faith on … Continue reading Interlude to meditation series: Humanity or Human or Humane or what?

Post-traditional Buddhism: getting practical

A common request from those travelling around the Buddhist periphery looking for alternatives to traditional Buddhism is for innovators and critics to provide practical solutions and responses to the theoretical critique being made. I myself have been one of those who at various times in the past has asked for something practical to be done … Continue reading Post-traditional Buddhism: getting practical

4.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: cults & Buddhist groups Show Notes

These are the show notes for the latest episode of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast. If you want to know more about the specific thinking and beliefs that allow people to belong to cults and stay in them when scandals occur, then you would do well to read this text on critical thinking at the Post-traditional … Continue reading 4.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: cults & Buddhist groups Show Notes

4.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: cults, cultish shennanigans & Buddhist groups

Episode 3.1 at Soundcloud. Here it is, finally, after a long wait, episode 3.1 of the Imperfect Buddha Podcast. We get ‘culty’ in this one, discussing Buddhists cults, cultish behaviour in Buddhist groups and the reasons why people join. We look at the NKT, Rigpa, Shambhala, Michael Roach and H.H Maitreya, otherwise known as Ronny … Continue reading 4.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: cults, cultish shennanigans & Buddhist groups

3.0 New Podcast Episode is out! The Dharma Oveground & the non-Buddhists

Soundcloud: download or listen 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 … Continue reading 3.0 New Podcast Episode is out! The Dharma Oveground & the non-Buddhists