Areligious Buddhism: Is there such a thing?

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A talk given at The Buddhist Library in Singapore.

  • The difference between the secular mindfulness movement and mindfulness practice in Buddhism
  • Buddhism as a religion
  • How secular Buddhists interpret the Buddha’s teachings in an evidentialist manner: karma, rebirth and liberation
  • Secular Buddhism and the teachings on ethics
  • Abandoning the hierarchical features of Buddhism in favor of democratic ideals
    • Institutional hierarchy
    • Gender equality
    • Monasticism
  • Monastic teachers and lay teachers
  • The happiness of this life comes and goes quickly, spiritual practice is transcending this

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