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she can’t even imagine anyone who doesn’t think we should escape suffering.” As for rebirth, as we’ve said many times and will do so again, there is no clear, demonstrable, falsifiable, and unambiguous evidence for it.

Secular Buddhism is new on the block compared to our sister traditions, and secular Buddhists’ approaches to practice is almost as varied as the people themselves. In doing so, we’d create a stereotype that simply wouldn’t fit many secular Buddhists, and frankly secular Buddhists and Buddhism does not exist in and of itself any more than anything else. Belief, after all, is simply an idea that one clings to, in some cases with compelling evidence, and in other cases with no evidence at all. It’s how human beings form world views, but this Buddhist practice is wonderful in helping us examine them.

We agree we are practicing or learning about Buddhism on some level, even if it’s just an interest in mindfulness.

traditions and religions and not adhering to any single one in particular.

A few months back I addressed the question we were receiving frequently What is Secular Buddhist Practice?

Now, we are seeing stereotypes of secular Buddhists cropping up, and some assumptions about the beliefs or lack thereof regarding secular Buddhists.

Let’s just start from that foundation, have compassion for one another, enjoy healthy disagreements, the sharing of information, and enjoy the benefits of this practice. Dana is Technical Director of the Secular Buddhist Association.

She learned Buddhism through a DVD course on Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, followed by a two-year course in person.

If you define secular Buddhists in one particular way, you’ll come across someone else who defines it another way. Or saying: I call myself a secular Buddhist because. The secular Buddhists (with all other Buddhist types) have countless differences among us.