The Pragmatic Buddhist

Thursday April 3, 2008

Pragmatic Buddhist

It has been a busy couple of weeks, with a few days away in Derbyshire for Easter, three days up at Keele University for the immensely enjoyable conference of the British Society for Literature and Science where I was talking about Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist and what I was calling the “lies of consciousness”, a quick visit down to London to see the First Emperor Exhibition (something to do with a new novel in progress, but beyond that my lips are sealed), a trip out to Leominster today to talk about the first novel… and then tomorrow I’m off again to spend a couple of days in Manchester. In between all this, I’ve not managed to pin myself down to write something new here on thinkBuddha.

So in the absence of anything particularly compelling to say – at least for the next couple of days – over here in these parts, I would like to direct you to the website of The Pragmatic Buddhist, an estimable publication from the folks at the Center for Pragmatic Buddhism which combines Buddhism, science, philosophy, pragmatism, reflections on meditative practice and a pinch of Taoism, to make a fine and heady brew.

Right! Happy reading. I’m off to pack my bags again…

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