Imperfect Buddha Podcast: Non-Buddhism

by Matthew O’Connell

This episode tackles a complex but thoroughly important topic, namely non-Buddhism. A theoretical project/applied critique of Buddhism as ideology; as an unintentional prison. This work gets at the heart of what’s missing in Buddhism and Buddhist discourse; a failure to understand the collective formation of selves. Due to such, Buddhism operates at the level of the individual and the abstract mythical landscape that is the six realms. It fails to understand the collective formation of selves and the omnipresent role of ideology in the mass suffering and ignorance that grips our species. Non-Buddhism is here to wake Buddhists up to this ignored and uncomfortable reality.

Glenn Wallis is the architect of this wondrous and terrible journey into the heart of darkness. He is a wordsmith and profoundly insightful corrupter of all that is beloved and pure in Buddhism in its guise as escape from reality. He is also a punk rock driven despiser of conformity and liberal ignorance. Glenn may be more compassionate than many realise as he provokes whilst simultaneously offering western Buddhist a way out of their voluntary imprisonment in the false promise of Buddhist refuge.

Stuart and I tackle the vocabulary, the concepts, the philosophy, the hard business of thinking, so that you dear listener can get a grasp on one of the most radical critiques of Buddhism to emerge in its entire history. Really.

Will it withstand the power of insight? Will it remain intact? Will it be changed by those who get it? Who knows? That’s in part going to be up to you.

Can your Buddhist identity take it? Can you withstand the depth of dismantling decimation? Can you handle the truth?

Find out by checking out the latest and greatest of recent Imperfect Buddha podcast episodes. Get some non- going on.

Links

The Site speculativenonbuddhism.com/about-2/
The PDF speculativenonbuddhism.com/2011/11/18/…n-buddhism/
The Book www.amazon.com/Cruel-Theory-Prac…ism/dp/8792633234
The Man glennwallis.com/
The Song www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLJal76Uk3U
The Article posttraditionalbuddhism.com/2015/01/02/…on-duality/
Francois Laurelle presents non-Buddhism www.onphi.net/texte-a-new-presen…philosophy-32.html
Introduction to non-Philosophy www.google.it/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&…NQXp_fTH3yNDqEwAjw

Some Fun: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r-e2NDSTuE

Let’s discuss Non-Buddhism at the Engage! Forums: https://engagedforum.discussion.community/post/expostnon-critical-buddhism-8245030?pid=1293421614

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