Category Buddhism

Anger, and its risks

I’ve just had a piece go up at http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/04/anger-bad-for-health-has-uses  From early comments maybe I should have been clearer that my goal was, by the end of the short piece, to distinguish between types of anger. The Buddhist typology I spoke of is clearly not about anger – but the way things like Abhidhamma texts examine cittas such as chanda – […]

Texts from the wise?

For more of these, you’ll need to go to my tumblr at http://dispirited-dave.tumblr.com/  

Meditation, Meditation, Meditation

The people at Tricycle put this on their Facebook page this week.. On his page, Dan Fisher featured the image with the phrase: How “the Mindfulness Movement Uses Buddhism to Prop Up the White-Supremacist-Capitalist-Cishet Patriarchy” – a phrase he borrows from Josh Eaton. I think there is a seed (grain?) of truth here. Like many others, […]

Secular Buddhist Podcast

A recent Podcast interview I did with Ted Meissner at The Secular Buddhist can be heard HERE…

Dispirited interview with Tricycle Magazine

Dispirited interview with Tricycle Magazine I know I am overdue to post about the SBNR issues with studies and mental health – and that’ll appear.. But till then – here’s an interview (entitled ‘The Dangers of Spirituality”) that I did with the Buddhist magazine Tricycle’s website: http://www.tricycle.com/blog/dangers-spirituality-interview-david-webster 

Meanwhile, at American Buddhist Perspective..

More interesting stuff from Justin, on models of thought in Buddhism: I am often asked “why ‘impose’ Western models of thought on Buddhism?” as if discussing the nature of Buddhist philosophy or ethics is some sort of new colonialist/imperialist activity. The fact is, the Buddha used countless models, analogies, and illustrative examples in his teachings. […]

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