5.1 Imperfect Buddha Podcast: on the limits of Secular Buddhism, on Buddhism & academia

Injured-Buddha-by-Banksy

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In this episode, Stuart starts with a short interview of Ian Lawton, documentary film maker, and they look at his latest project The Dharma Bum. We then get stuck into a discussion of the academic world of Buddhist Studies and Secular Buddhism, exploring the role academia can play in informing Buddhist practice. We also look at the potential limitations of Secular Buddhism in its guise as Protestant Buddhism and end by making recommendations on where to go next in order to be enlightened by the more accessible academics.

It probably sounds less fun than it actually is but in the process Matthew invents some wacky theories and Stuart finally sounds professional, so that has to be a plus.

Episode 5.2 will feature an interview with Jayarava, self-defined feral scholar, as a follow up and hopefully he will set us both straight on the role of academia in enlightening Buddhists.

Enjoy and leave feedback, criticisms, complaints and observations at our Facebook page, Twitter feed or even here.

Links

The Dharma Bum (Ian Lawton)

http://www.thedharmabum.eu/

Anti-Intellectualism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-intellectualism#cite_note-17

Dave Chapman – Dzogchen Shaped Hole in the Culture:
http://approachingaro.org/a-dzogchen-shaped-hole-in-the-culture

Tom Pepper:
http://speculativenonbuddhism.com/2011/10/25/buddhist-anti-intellectualism/

John Peacock – Secular Buddhism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXQ4zSurDPI

John Peacock – Nikaya Buddhism (another name for hinayana:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hazLYMDGbx4

D.I.Y Buddhism: What’s New Now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkuKw5KW5aU

A Discourse: Stephen Batchelor & Henry Shukman:
Going Back to Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chQGdXOUFJs
Shot for Tricycle at Santa Fe Mountain Cloud Zen Centre

Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism (Stephen Batchelor and John Peacock):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYBtT4uN30

Dave Chapman – Ethics is Advertising:
https://meaningness.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/buddhist-ethics-is-advertising/

Donald S Lopez ‘Prisoners of Shangri-la’

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo3637030.html

A response to Lopez’s book

http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jiats/01/pdfs/dreyfusJIATS_01_2005.pdf

Tibet by Sam Van Shaik

http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300154047

His website

http://earlytibet.com/author/

Basic Teachings of the Buddha by Glenn Wallis

http://glennwallis.com/writing/basic-teachings-of-the-buddha/

Jayarava Raves & his personal website

http://jayarava.blogspot.it/

http://www.jayarava.org/

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