David Chapman is a writer, computer scientist, engineer and Buddhist practitioner. He shares in this episode a description of what he calls consensus Buddhism. Chapman claims that up until recently this consensus group has crowded out the mindshare of alternative approaches to Buddhism, through focusing on universalizing and making absolute several principles, which are good in themselves, but become problematic when absolutized. Included among these principles are:
This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 2, Innovating New Forms of Buddhist Tantra.
- Meaningness ( http://meaningness.wordpress.com )
- Boomeritis Buddhism ( http://bit.ly/17mRK )
- “Nice” Buddhism ( http://meaningness.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/nice-buddhism/ )
- One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism ( http://amzn.to/vCeIu0 )