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An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

2012-03-11 (14 days) Australian Insight Meditation Network (Sine Cera Retreat Center)

  
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2012-03-16 09 Stream Entry 63:06
  Stephen Batchelor
Negative capability; the ambiguous nature of self; self as process; foundations of ethics; Buddha and the sick monk; definitions of stream entry: as lucid confidence, as freedom from perplexity, as abandoning three fetters; the lay sangha.
2012-03-18 Path, View, Concentration 56:18
  Martine Batchelor
2012-03-19 01 What is Secular Buddhism? 52:59
  Stephen Batchelor
A definition of the term "Secular Buddhism;" a practice-based rather than belief-based form of the dharma; concern with human flourishing in this life; links with the Hellenistic philosophies of Pyrrho and Epicurus.
2012-03-20 Right Mindfulness, Right Intention 55:48
  Martine Batchelor
2012-03-21 02 The Four Noble Tasks 48:14
  Stephen Batchelor
The Pali Canon as a user's manual for this life; reconfiguring the core elements of the dharma; problems with the term "truth;" rewriting the operating system of Buddhism: from Buddhism 1.0 to Buddhism 2.0; the post-metaphysical practice of the four noble tasks; the acronym ELSA.
2012-03-22 Four Great Vows, The Role of the Teacher 53:26
  Martine Batchelor
2012-03-23 03 A Culture of Awakening 55:13
  Stephen Batchelor
The four P's: principle of conditionality, process of the four tasks, practice of mindfulness, power of self-reliance; ELSA as a framework for living; the city as a key metaphor of Secular Buddhism; emergence of a secular sangha based on friendships that support self-reliance.
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