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Ed Knuth

An Introduction to Secular Buddhism

PRESENTED ON JAN 23, 2013
IN BANGKOK @ VOL 7

Ed Knuth talks about secular buddhism, and attempts to explain exactly what this belief system entails. He looks back to some of the early Buddhist teachings, and notes that the majority of these beliefs do not directly conflict with science, and as technology has progressed, may Buddhist teachers have pushed the faith forward with it. He argues that Buddhism can be seen as a science of the mind or spirit, not too different from psychology in some aspects.

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Tasty Buddha

BY KOSHI KAWACHI
@ VOL 73 ON MAY 26, 2010

Artist Koshi Kawachi has found an interesting medium for his art: Japanese snacks. Follow his presentation as he shows us what he's been able to produce so far. (in Japanese and English)

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Growing Up Buddhist

BY JITTIPORN CHAISAINGMONGKOL
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

Jittiporn Chaisaingmongkol shares her experiences as a Buddhist child in Thailand, and her personal relationship with Buddhist teachings. She explains the multiple roles of the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives in the community, and makes note of several upcoming events at the institute.

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Reviving the Obon Dance Celebration at the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara

BY REVEREND HENRY TŌRYŌ ADAMS
@ VOL 6 ON JAN 31, 2013

Reverend Henry Tōryō Adams grew up in Buffalo, Minnesota. As an undergraduate student at St. Olaf College, he began his study of Buddhist scriptures and first considered pursuing the path to the ministry. After receiving an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Michigan in 2003, he worked for a few years in Miyazaki, Japan before pursuing his ministerial studies at the Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Buddhist Seminary in Kyoto. He began serving the Oxnard Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara on April 1, 2010.

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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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BY JAMPA DORJE
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 05, 2015

Jampa Dorje takes you through his beautifiul journey of opening a bookstore in rural Ellensburg, becoming a Buddhist monk and writing poetry. Through rhythm, repetition and an openness to life's gifts, Jampa has returned to a small town, becasue "why not."

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BY ERIN MCGUIRK
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2016

Erin McGuirk shares the incorporation of the Buddhism into her life journey and the eightfold factors of the Buddhist path.


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The story of European secularism

BY MUEID AL RAEE
@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

Mueid Al Raee is interested in the connection of philosophy and religion. He talks about the influences that shaped Spinoza’s work on philosophy, religion, and understanding the nature of God.

Mueid presents Averroes as an important character in the story of secularism. Averroes is often referred to as the father of European Secularism. Mueid argues that religion played an important role in the formulation of the philosophy of secularism as we know it today in Europe.

His message is that we should challenge the ideas that consider secularism and religion as opposites.

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BY NIELS VIGGO HANSEN
@ VOL 37 ON JUN 21, 2018

Here on behalf of Gomde Højskole, Niels Viggo Hansen tells the audience about their reasons and inspirations for creating a højskole dedicated to the ideals of both Grundtvig and Buddhism, and how their work has paid off so far.

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My Journey as an Artist into Buddhism

BY KUNGA NYIMA DROTOS
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 28, 2019

Kunga Nyima Drotos currently maintains an art studio in St. Joseph, Michigan. His artwork has been featured in multiple solo shows and many group exhibitions in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Ohio. After spending the last fifteen years focused on making artwork, he presented a one-person exhibition of thirty-five mixed media paintings at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, MI in 2017. In the fall of 2018, he participated in a group show at Randolph-Macon College Flippo Gallery in Ashland, VA. Kunga Nyima also works as a hospice social worker for Caring Circle.