I’m not a Buddhist. I subscribe to no traditional religion (though as I argue here, like everyone else I am religious). I am an agnostic atheist who values secularism, science, reason, mindfulness, and the pursuit of individual and collective wisdom and wellness. As an expression of these values, I would like to highlight key aspects of Buddhist philosophy and practice that I believe can be palatable, useful and positively enriching for even the most ardent skeptic.
Concepts to be addressed:
- Impermanence, Emptiness and Dependent Origination
- No Self (or No Soul)
- Attachment as source of Suffering; Letting Go as source of Freedom
- Pursuing Wisdom, not Happiness
- Mindfulness as a path to Wisdom and Wellness
- Reincarnation and Rebirth