Imagine a "Buddhism" that is...
- continually reinvented and reworked
- actively selected and shaped by a variety of actors, in a trial-and-error approach, for relevance that may be both social and religious
- in synch with historically unprecedented social conditions
- liberated from conventional teachings, methods, and organizational structures
- seeking new applications that have relevance for men and women today
- unafraid to explore unfamiliar themes that challenge the relevance of religion
- embedded in the social and cultural context in which a person’s life is situated
- a resource rather than a blueprint for action and meaning
- pragmatic and rational
- empirically grounded in the realities of contemporary society
- aligned with and conditioned by the shifting dynamics of the current day
These points and many more are discussed in detail in my essay, found in the section to the right. I plan to make available chapters of my book as well.