In his 2013 talk to the secular Buddhist colloquium at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts, USA, Winton Higgins argues that secular Buddhism should avoid the pitfalls of anti-religious, scientistic approach.
In this 2013 talk Winton Higgins discusses a colloquium held in Massachusetts, USA in 2013 regarding secular Buddhism. The colloquium revealed the diversity among those interested in and/or working to develop a secular dharma relevant to our age.
For three days in late March, nine women and 23 men came together in Barre, Massachusetts to discuss Secular Buddhism, the growing tendency which emphasises the practical applications of Buddhist ideas and sidesteps – or drops – the religiosity of the various Asian styles of Buddhism that have been transplanted into the West over the past century.
This was the FOURTH of four talks given by Winton Higgins at a day-long workshop in New Zealand in 2013. He focuses on the essentially pragmatic core of the Buddha’s teachings.
This was the third of four talks given by Winton Higgins at a day-long workshop in New Zealand in 2013. He discusses the need to make secular Buddhism relevant to our own culture. “For this to happen, the dharma must speak our language and take on acculturated forms and practices that we can make our own.”
This was the second of four talks given by Winton Higgins at a day-long workshop in New Zealand in 2013. He discuses the need to develop a “non-formulaic” approach to meditation in which we delve more deeply into our individual direct experience of being-in-the-world, and thereby coming to understand its cause-and-effect dynamics, and so by degrees coming to embrace and negotiate it more skillfully.
This was the first of four talks given by Winton Higgins at a day-long workshop in New Zealand in 2013. He argues that the traditional formulation of the Four Noble Truths should be replaced by the fourfold task.
Four U.S. meditation teachers explore the meaning of secular Buddhism in response to a June 2011 conference of western Buddhist teachers at the Garrison Institute to the north of New York City.