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 say that the tribal forms of religion, such as animism and shamanism, do not have elaborate hierarchical structures as they arose in societal structures that… Read More Buddhist Futures:The Next Buddha Will Be a Collective

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 the Global Excellence Award (Civil Society) 2014 by FutureShapers (California). He is the Initiating/Coordinating Curator for The Emergence Network (A Post-Activist Project) [http://www.emergencenetwork.org], and host… Read More The Burden of the New Story

BodhGaia: Dharmaecology and the Eco-Evolutionary Story

https://engagedbuddhism.net/bodhgaia-dharmaecology/ BodhGaia is the story of awakening to the dharma of evolution, ecology and cosmic spirituality. “Dharma” is not just the teachings of the Buddha and the writings of the early Buddhists in the sutras. “Dharma” means “law”, “all natural phenomena,” “what is”, reality.  Dharmaecology is the dharma of relatedness, of the interconnectedness of all phenomena. BodhGaia is a telling… Read More BodhGaia: Dharmaecology and the Eco-Evolutionary Story

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 with a decrease in self-centredness, and that this is a completely natural process, based on brain functioning, that all humans are capable of. I believe… Read More Spirituality is a Whole Brain Phenomenon

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 Buddhism as an ideology. About the best explanation of ideology I have read is Althusser’s “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses” (1970, 56 pages). (I tried… Read More Althusser and the Ideology of Buddhism