Matthew O'ConnellNov 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.