November 18, 2021
Buddhism is a living tradition that began 2,500 years ago as a system for addressing the difficulties inherent in the human experience. Today, we continue to look to the Buddha’s teachings to understand our experiences and to meet the challenges of modern life.
Join us November 18 for Secular Buddhism Today: A Conversation with Winton Higgins and James Shaheen. In this special event, Insight Meditation teacher and scholar Winton Higgins will discuss themes from his new book Revamp: Writings on Secular Buddhism, which explores the emergence of secular Buddhism and its application to contemporary issues including the climate crisis and social injustice. With Tricycle Editor-in-Chief James Shaheen, Higgins will consider the history of Buddhism’s cultural adaptations, the ethics of care that underlies dharma practice, and the interplay of Buddhist practice and social engagement.
Secular Buddhism Today is the inaugural event in Tricycle’s new monthly speaker series featuring Buddhist scholars, teachers, and writers in conversation on some of the most pressing issues in Buddhism today. All events in this series are free for Tricycle Premium subscribers.
Sign up now to join this Zoom event on November 18, 5-6 p.m. EST / 2-3 p.m. PST.
Winton Higgins has been a dharma practitioner since 1987 and a teacher of Insight Meditation since 1995. He has contributed to the development of secular Buddhism internationally and is a senior teacher for Sydney Insight Meditators. An associate of international studies at the University of Technology Sydney, he is the author of books including After Buddhism, A Workbook, and Revamp: Writings on Secular Buddhism.
James Shaheen, Tricycle’s Editor-in-Chief, began his Buddhist practice in the mid-1990s, studying with teachers from a number of Buddhist traditions. He is particularly interested in Buddhism’s growth in the West and its applicability to Western politics, culture, and everyday life. He has been with Tricycle for nearly 25 years.