Buddhist perspectives on society and culture


Buddhist perspectives on
society and culture

Themes From A Survey of Buddhism

A Survey of Buddhism is often considered to be Sangharakshita’s magnum opus. This series is an in-depth exploration of some of the central philosophical themes of the book.

Articles in the series:

Hourglass nebula
In this first article in a series on Sangharakshita's magnum opus, A Survey of Buddhism, Vidyaruchi offers a novel interpretation of some of the main ideas found in Chapter One of the book.
Posted in: Buddhism
A Binocular Vision
An examination of Sangharakshita's teaching on the progressive trend within reality, especially as regards its implications for the doctrinal unity of the Buddhist tradition.
Posted in: Buddhism
the impartite dharma
An exploration of the crucial twofold distinction of the Dharma into doctrine and method, as found in A Survey of Buddhism and Sangharakshita's later thought.
Posted in: Buddhism
middle way
The Middle Path is one of the most fundamental doctrines of Buddhism. In a particularly brilliant passage from A Survey of Buddhism, Sangharakshita identifies three 'modalities' through which it operates. Here, Vidyaruchi explores these deep ideas.
Posted in: Buddhism
A multi-faceted exploration of Sangharakshita's understanding of the relationship between Buddhism and science, especially his attempts to contain them both within a single unifying vision of existence.
Posted in: Buddhism, Science


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