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Life After Buddhism

Years ago, I was at a café with a Buddhist teacher and friend of mine, who asked me, “Have you ever experienced Emptiness?” I replied with surprise, “I don’t experience … Continue reading

2018/03/07 · 4 Comments

Queer Dharma

https://youtu.be/zOYhiWjrZeA I think it’s time for me to begin the project of queering the dharma, of producing queer dharma. Queering the dharma is a practice, following the French root of … Continue reading

2018/02/16 · 4 Comments

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

The Burden of the New Story

Bayo Akomolafe Bayo is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive, and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action and social change, and was recently enlisted as the recipient of … Continue reading

2017/01/16 · 1 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

Post-Buddhism: The Dharma

Buddhism is not the dharma. Buddhism is a religion, an institution. The dharma is not a religion. It has no such boundaries. The dharma is limitless. The dharma is not … Continue reading

2016/12/05 · 1 Comment

In My Tribe: Confessions of a Post-Buddhist Dissident

Many of us who began to practice Buddhism as adults came with certain expectations of what Buddhism was about and what it could do for us. And likewise, once we … Continue reading

2016/11/13 · Leave a comment

Freed from [re]Birth: The Evolution of Consciousness

This is a continuation of my contemplation of the traditional Buddhist doctrine on pratityasamutpada, the chain of dependent origination, karma and rebirth. Part 1, Pratityasamutpada: The Evolution of Evolution is … Continue reading

2016/10/06 · 1 Comment

Avant-Garde Buddhism

I finally hit on what it is that I’ve been seeking in my Buddhist practice that is so missing in the usual sanghas of Buddhism-as-religion: avant-garde Buddhism. I have called … Continue reading

2016/08/22 · 4 Comments

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