Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INVESTIGATING NEW MODELS OF SANGHA
Buddhist Spring May 2020 calls creative writers, practitioners, teachers, poets, academics, para-academics, institutionally exiled nomads and pirates, thinkers and dreamers, and all other stakeholders in the World of Buddhism to submit original texts. Length, style, tone, and form can vary. Examples may include: scholarly article; essay; blog post; sociological fieldwork; interview; poetry; utopian fantasy; fiction; satire; screed; humor; ritual instructions; aphorisms; exercitia; catechism, litany; farce. Accepted texts will be published, as received, on the sponsor blogs Engage!and Speculative Non-Buddhism, and uploaded to the Action Networkand Keybasefile systems and other social media. These texts will form the cache of materials needed to feed and fuel the BS52020 movement. They will serve us in collectively imagining, conceiving, discussing, and creating a new future for Buddhist community in the West.
Befitting the purpose of BS52020, our focus is on the social organizationof Buddhism. And given our desire to instigate forms of community that are autonomous, horizontal (non-authoritarian and non-hierarchical), decentralized, and networked, we are most broadly interested inanarchistapproaches. Yet, at this stage, we invite you to explore a wide range of questions and themes, including but not limited to the following:
Please submit either a brief proposal or your finished piece at any time to email@example.com.