John Horgan on Why He Ditched Buddhism

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I mentioned that meditation might be used in the service of debt reduction. That would be very goal-oriented, and un-Buddhist in its intent. It’s an established trend in secularizing Buddhist practices while underplaying its ethical and religious elements.

A fantastic book in this vein is Buddhism without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor. Get it at the library, or buy it used for $3.95 (plus shipping).

Veering wildly off the topic of debt-reduction. But there’s so much romanticism of Buddhism by disenfranchised Christians and dreamy me-generation seekers. Horgan knows his stuff. Some may find it irritating.

So does Alan Wallace, from a different perspective.

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