Michael Sheehy reviews “Why I Am Not a Buddhist,” by Evan Thompson.
A conversation with scholar Evan Thompson about his new book “Why I Am Not A Buddhist” and why Western Buddhism could use more non-Buddhist friends.
Stephen Batchelor talks to Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz about the importance of study in Buddhist practice and the relevance of the Buddha’s teachings to modern life.
Buddhist teachings have been changing and evolving from the beginning, says scholar Roger R. Jackson. He suggests some ways they can be updated to reflect modern values and knowledge.
Randeep Purewall says it’s time to define Buddhist political philosophy. He proposes four core components for a political philosophy informed by the dharma.
For a long time, Dorotea Mendoza hid her Marxism from her fellow Buddhists and her Buddhism from her activist comrades. Finally, as the dialecticians say, she resolved the contradiction.
Take a second look at Western philosophy, advises William Edelglass — it might be more compatible with Buddhism than you think.
“I’m confused. Buddhism is considered one of the world’s five great religions, but some people say it’s not a religion at all, but a philosophy, way of life, or science of mind. Which is it?” We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
Randy Rosenthal talks to scholar Glenn Wallis about his thought-provoking new book” A Critique of Western Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Real.”
Our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, talks to evolutionary psychologist and the author of “Why Buddhism Is True,” Robert Wright.