6.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: Engaged Buddhism & the apolitical trend

  Latest Episode: click here We’re back! The Imperfect Buddha Podcast’s new episode arrives just in time for the New Year. This time out, we’re exploring Engaged Buddhism and the question of whether to engage or disengage. We discuss how Buddhism could provide tools and practices to support those engaging with the political landscape and … Continue reading 6.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: Engaged Buddhism & the apolitical trend

Collapse and Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Final)

This is the last part of the Dark Mountain piece, which as I read it again after so long, appears rather forced. It reminds me of how much further I need to go in developing my writing skills and I am afraid to say that I am guilty of letting enthusiasm get the better of … Continue reading Collapse and Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Final)

Collapse & Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Pt.2)

This continues a three part post of a submission for the Dark Mountain. Part one can be found by clicking here. You can find out more about the Dark Mountain project by clicking here. On with it we go. Radical Human Freeing into the World The views that follow will run contrary to both traditional … Continue reading Collapse & Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Pt.2)

Collapse & Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain

This was a piece I wrote for the Dark Mountain Project about a year or so back. It's been hanging around gathering computer dust amongst other lost projects, so as it's been a while since I've written anything for the site, I decided to post it here. The piece is long. I know this is … Continue reading Collapse & Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain

Meditation; some post-traditional thoughts

Who’s meditating? Many who come to Buddhism see meditation as being its essence. However, as many Buddhist scholars like to point out, in most Asian countries, meditation is, and always has been, practised by an extremely small percentage of Buddhists, like really, almost nobody. Buddhism for the masses has long been primarily about worship, prayer, … Continue reading Meditation; some post-traditional thoughts