Welcome to thinkBuddha.org
Welcome to thinkBuddha.org, a small website dedicated to thoughts both on and off the winding paths of the various traditions of Buddhism.
thinkBuddha.org started life as a blog, back in 2005, and ran until 2011. It is written and run by me, Will Buckingham. I am a novelist, philosopher and writer (find out more on the about page), and I currently teach at De Montfort University in Leicester in the UK.
Although thinkBuddha started out as a blog, and was nominated as one of the top blogs of 2009 by the Sunday Times, these days the site is now more of a repository for a bunch of short articles that span a number of areas from philosophy to science, and from ethics and literature to Buddhist practice. I’ve now archived all the posts on thinkBuddha.org, in a fashion where I hope that they will be easy to explore and to track down. I’m no longer writing over here, as I’ve now set up a new blog called The Myriad Things. So I’ve now disabled the comments feature on this site, but do use the contact form if you would like to get in touch, and I’ll occasionally update the news section if anything interesting is happening.
I hope that you find the articles here interesting and useful. To search the articles database go to the articles page; or go straight to the archive for an exhaustive list of all the articles on the site.
Other Recent Articles
Gautama Buddha: Interview with Vishvapani Blomfield: 07 Dec, 2011
Myth and history in the biography of the Buddha…
Pick and Mix: 26 Aug, 2011
Western Buddhists and the spiritually sweet-toothed.
The Trouble with Happiness: 06 Jul, 2011
Happiness, politics, and focussing on the good bits.
A World Made of Stories?: 16 Feb, 2011
“The universe is made of stories, not atoms”: discuss…
The Myth of Re-enchantment: 15 Dec, 2010
Enchantment, disenchantment and the mind’s spinning of stories.
Introducing Happiness on Sale: 05 Jan, 2013
The Descent of the Lyre giveaway...: 05 Oct, 2012
The Descent of the Lyre: 12 Sep, 2012
My second novel hits the stores.
Ironing out a few glitches: 17 Jul, 2012
New blog online: The Myriad Things: 27 May, 2012
New on The Myriad Things
- The Myriad Things on Hiatus — but still blogging elsewhere
[08.11.2013] ... more
Uncertainty, Divination and the Book of Changes
[11.10.2013] ... more
Sanmao (三毛) on Not Writing
[29.08.2013] ... more
Lucretius, Liu Xie 劉勰, and Literature
[21.08.2013] ... more
Thoughts on Illness
[05.08.2013] ... more
Up North With the Donkey-Rat
[14.06.2013] ... more
Brief Thoughts on Creativity
[11.06.2013] ... more
Do not adjust your sets
[14.05.2013] ... more
Document Mountains, Meeting Oceans
[07.05.2013] ... more
A Poem by Han Shan
[25.04.2013] ... more