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

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

Reconsidering enlightenment: A post-traditional reconfiguration (1)

  ‘If you are too well connected, you stop thinking. The clamour, the immediacy, the tendency to absorb other people’s thoughts, interrupt the deep abstraction required to find your own way.’ George Monbiot Introduction This piece was written to fill a void. One that I see as being the denial of the more ambitious aims … Continue reading Reconsidering enlightenment: A post-traditional reconfiguration (1)

Critical thinking, creativity & the problem with beliefs: The NKT, Rigpa and SGI

(Manjushri, the archetypal manifestation of wisdom) ‘Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.’ Albert Einstein ‘The NKT is a pure tradition free from politics.’ Kelsang Jangdom Belief n. 1. An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof 1.1. Something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held … Continue reading Critical thinking, creativity & the problem with beliefs: The NKT, Rigpa and SGI

Post-Traditional Buddhism Redux

Post = after in time or sequence; following; subsequent Traditional = 1. of or pertaining to tradition. 2. handed down by tradition. 3. in accordance with tradition. Buddhism = 1. a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha. 2. a religion … Continue reading Post-Traditional Buddhism Redux