Matthew O'Connell

Nov 25, 2022

Being Buddhist and Some Thoughts on "Identity"

New Books Network 2022

The Think Pieces continue. This month, it is a look back at a piece on being Buddhist and identity. The text version can be found below. Themes picked up on in this episode include:

  • Identity in an age of identity politics
  • Playing identity politics, or not
  • The discomfort of committing to the Buddhist identity
  • True me versus contextual me
  • The therapeutic age
  • Buddhism as capture V Buddhism as liberating force

More reflective exploration of the themes of post-traditional Buddhism and non-buddhism can be found at the Imperfect Buddha Site.

Original Blog post here.

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