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Buddhist Futures:The Next Buddha Will Be a Collective

By Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation Spiritual expression, and the religious organizational formats in which context it will take place, is always embedded in a social structure. For example, we could … Continue reading

2017/03/03 · Leave a comment

Spirituality is a Whole Brain Phenomenon

Non-Self and Spiritual Experience are a Natural Result of Shifting Brain Function It’s my opinion, based on my experience, that an increase in capacity for non-dogmatic spiritual experience is concomitant … Continue reading

2016/12/16 · 1 Comment

Althusser and the Ideology of Buddhism

Matthew over at Post-Traditional Buddhism is running a great series on Non-Buddhism, and Buddhism as ideology. https://posttraditionalbuddhism.com/2016/12/07/warming-up-with-non-buddhism/ [To Matthew ] I’m interested in following up on your invitation to explore … Continue reading

2016/12/10 · 5 Comments

Critical Engagement and SURJ

Greg Snyder, Zen teacher, at the second conference on Buddhism and Race at Harvard Divinity School, said “The Buddha asked us to be critically engaged. We talk a lot about being … Continue reading

2016/12/09 · Leave a comment

Going low with Donald Trump

by Alycee Lane I do not like this man. Every day, if you walk by my office, you just might hear me mutter the words “motherfucker” or “racist asshole” or … Continue reading

2016/10/21 · 2 Comments

Foucault, Derrida and Buddhism

I’m excited about a great new book that’s just out in 2016: Edwin Ng’s Buddhism and Cultural Studies: A Profession of Faith. This is a critical contribution to Buddhist social … Continue reading

2016/10/05 · Leave a comment

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