CONNECTING SECULAR BUDDHISTS WORLDWIDE

THE NETWORK

Secular Buddhist groups & communities worldwide

SECULAR BUDDHISM

Essential elements & key ideas of secular dharma

CREATING COMMUNITY

Starting & sustaining a secular Buddhist sangha

COURSES & RETREATS

Explore secular dharma through courses & retreats

DEBATE & DIALOGUE

Fostering debate and dialogue among practitioners

MEDITATION

Different ways to meditate from a secular perspective

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Creating a culture of awakening

BOOKS & TALKS

Books, podcasts, & interviews on secular Buddhism

LATEST POSTS

A secular Buddhist ancestor?

Born in Ireland, U Dhammaloka was one of the first Europeans to become a Buddhist monk. Rather than understanding Buddhism as a philosophical position, he focused on affirming Buddhism and critiquing Christianity as part of his anti-colonial activism.

By Laurence Cox


Bodhi College’s Secular Dharma Course

Bodhi College’s Secular Dharma course takes a secular rather than a religious approach to the teachings of the Buddha. The course emphasizes the humanity of Gotama and the practical applications of his teaching in this world, and encourage each student to find his or her own way of practice within the secular/religious spectrum of their own lives.

By SBN Editor


What if our ordinary experience is all that matters

Flowers in a field by Jim Champion

To experience ourselves – our breath, the sensations in the body, the pain in the knees, the feeling of the wind or the rain on our cheeks – all of this is utterly pertinent to the question I am suggesting you ask: ‘What is this?’ But please remember that ‘this’ refers to what is so close to you that you tend to completely overlook it.

By Stephen Batchelor


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THE LIST

Contact details, information and links to Secular Buddhist communities and resources worldwide.

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THE MAP

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FEATURED POSTS


The Tuwhiri Project- resources for practitioners and communities 

By SBN Editor



Exploring secular Buddhism through courses and retreats 

By SBN Editor



Reimagining Community newsletter #6 March 2020 

By SBN Editor



Upcoming courses and retreats for secular Buddhists 

By SBN Editor



Ongoing meetings of secular Buddhist groups and sanghas 

By SBN Editor



Stephen Batchelor’s ten theses of secular dharma 

By Stephen Batchelor



Key elements of secular Buddhism – a framework 

By SBN Editor



A glossary of Buddhist terms (from a secular perspective)  

By Winton Higgins


SOME OF OUR CONTRIBUTORS

LINDA MODARO
BERNAT FONT
STEPHEN BATCHELOR
LORNA EDWARDS
MARTINE BATCHELOR