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Second part of a long dialogue with philosopher Toby Mendelson (Arete House, Melbourne) on the relationship (and tensions) between philosophy, Buddhism and meditation practice. Topics include: karma and rebirth, pitfalls and possibilities in ‘western’ Buddhism, anatman/atman, comparative philosophy east & west, and Buddhist politics.


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Discussing philosophy and its relation with Buddhism and Buddhist practice, modernity and Buddhist modernism, meditation and knowledge, the contested epistemic status of karma. Part I of a two-part dialogue, recorded July 2018, with Dr. Toby Mendelson of Arete House (https://aretehouse.com.au/):



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This audio interview with Mike Kewley (in Paris, August 2010) from the eclectically superlative www.beingordinary.org, discusses some broad dimensions of Buddhist and ‘trans-Buddhist’ social awareness and daily-life practice with a view to collective social transformation. It considers how the dharma extends beyond a purely religiously-grounded ethical rationale, to embrace a larger secular spiritual vision as well, while still maintaining the deepest of Buddhist values – those of universal compassion, responsibility and non-violence:


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