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Western Buddhist Review

Buddhists and Stoics in the Philosophy Café

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 13:22

Buddhists and Stoics in the Philosophy Café

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Sat, 12 May, 2018 - 13:22

We present here a review of a new book exploring common ground between Buddhism and the philosophical tradition of Stoicism:

More Than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age

by Antonia Macaro

Icon Books, London, 2018. £12.99 hb

review by Dhīvan

I met the author of More Than Happiness, Antonia Macaro, at a mindfulness retreat in 2016 led by Ven Anālayo,[i] and then again in November 2017 at a Bodhi College weekend on ‘Philosophy as a Way of Life’. An encouragingly large number of us listened to Stephen...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Greek Buddha?

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 22 Sep, 2015 - 18:44

The Greek Buddha?

Posted by Candradasa to Community Highlights on Tue, 22 Sep, 2015 - 18:44

Did the Buddha’s teaching really travel to ancient Greece and enter western philosophy by that route?

Over on The Western Buddhist Review, Dhivan looks at the evidence and teases out the questions that have to be asked, even of such an intriguing proposition…

Read ‘Pyrrho and the Buddha: Reasons to be Sceptical’

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Two Great Gifts to the World

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 18 Aug, 2014 - 14:00

FBA Podcast: The Buddha's Two Great Gifts to the World

Posted by Rijupatha to Free Buddhist Audio on Mon, 18 Aug, 2014 - 14:00Words are not adequate to describe things as they are, and yet Ratnaguna does a remarkable job! This week’s FBA Podcast, “The Buddhas Two Great Gifts to the World” Ratnaguna explores the gifts of discourse and practice. This talk was given to to promote a new buddhist centre in Stockholm.

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Western Buddhist Review
Western Buddhist Review

The Universe Is Waking Up

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Tue, 16 Jul, 2013 - 20:28

The Universe Is Waking Up

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Tue, 16 Jul, 2013 - 20:28Thomas Nagel Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False
Oxford University Press, 2012, 130pp.

Review by Dhivan Thomas Jones

Thomas Nagel is an American professor of philosophy, perhaps best known for his 1974 article, ‘What is it like to be a bat?’, in which he argued that consciousness, as is occurs in creatures like bats and human beings, means having a point of view on things.[1]...
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Problematic Developments in Western Thought (Advayacitta talk 3)

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:17

Problematic Developments in Western Thought (Advayacitta talk 3)

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 20:17Talk given by Advayacitta at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, as part of a series of 6 talks on western thought from a Buddhist perspective.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Human rights, democracy and developments in ethics (Advayacitta - Talk 2)

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 19:59

Human rights, democracy and developments in ethics (Advayacitta - Talk 2)

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 19:59The Second of Advayacitta’s series of talks, exploring the development of western thought from a Buddhist Perspective.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre
Sheffield Buddhist Centre

Principles of Buddhism and the Enlightenment (Advayacitta - Talk 1)

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:25

Principles of Buddhism and the Enlightenment (Advayacitta - Talk 1)

Posted by bodhinaga to Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Fri, 26 Oct, 2012 - 14:25Advayacitta begins a series of 6 talks exploring aspects of Western thought from a Buddhist perspective.