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Does your practice of Zen meditation make you see yourself as a Buddhist?

I ask Dr John Hockey  – do you feel your meditation practice makes you count as a Buddhist? We explore issues issues of practice and identity in Western Buddhist contexts.. Find us on twitter @RPEatGlos, or see our […]

  buddhism 16 October 2014  

What do people say when you tell them you are a Buddhist?

Dr David Webster from the University of Gloucestershire, asking Paul Caddle about his experience of being a Buddhist in the UK: From the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) team at the University of Gloucestershire  #WeAreRPE

  buddhism 26 September 2014  

Nichiren Buddhism – what is it?

Dr David Webster from the University of Gloucestershire, asking a practitioner about Nichiren Buddhism, and SGI: You can see more regarding SGI’s status as a New Religious Movement here. From the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) team at […]

  buddhism 25 September 2014  

What is the ‘969 Movement’?

An interview by Dr Dave Webster of Dr Paul Fuller, about the 969 Movement in Burma.  Although thr 969 is led by Buddhist monks, their Anti-Islamic and Nationalist attitudes don’t represent all Burmese Buddhism. Dr Fuller explored this in a recent […]

  buddhism 19 May 2014  

‘Militant’ Buddhism

In this video, Dr Dave Webster talks to Justin Whitaker – author of the influential American Buddhist Perspective blog and Dr Paul Fuller, who blogs about Buddhism, about more ‘militant’ forms of Buddhism – and Western responses:  In case you’re interested – there is more […]

  buddhism 19 May 2014  

Buddhist and Kantian Ethics

In this video, Dr Dave Webster talks to Justin Whitaker – author of the influential American Buddhist Perspective blog – about his work on the intersection between Buddhist and Kantian ethics. Can Justin persuade Dave that there is some mileage in comparing Kant to […]

  buddhism 19 May 2014  

What is the ‘Sangha’?

In this video, Dr Dave Webster talks to Justin Whitaker – author of the influential American Buddhist Perspective blog – about the Sangha:   Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire. See our blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

  buddhism 19 May 2014  

Interfaith Marriage Laws in Burma

An interview with Dr Paul Fuller about proposed Interfaith Marriage Laws in Burma, preventing marriages between Buddhist women and Muslim men, unless the men convert to Buddhism: Dr Fuller gives the background to this issue on his blog: http://drpaulfuller.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/on-buddhist-monks-proposing-interfaith-marriage-laws/ […]

  buddhism 19 May 2014  
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Self and Not-Self in Buddhism – a short reading of the Ananda-Sutta

A short podcast on issues of self/not-self in Buddhism: Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire. FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion, Ethics, Religious Education and more.. (and […]

  buddhism 28 January 2014  

Kamma, Rebirth and Ethics – with Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta reading..

A longer video – which looks at kamma and rebirth, before a reading of the  Ambalatthika-rahulovada Sutta, to think about kamma and ethics: (you may notice, I’ve got some nice new software for making this kind of resource – which […]

  buddhism 26 January 2014