Monday, July 28, 2014

Why not p2p spirituality?

I referenced examples of a different fourth turning in previous posts of this thread, like secular Buddhism and Bauwens' article "The next Buddha is a collective." Here's another example from Bauwens in an article that came out today, "If we can have p2p economics, why not p2p spirituality?" I like that it's in the journal Transformation, whose tagline is "where love meets social justice," highlighting my favored notion of spirituality as liberating social action.

Speaking of which, in Kennilingam's 2-minute introductory video at the site his tone is much less grandiose than when this thread first started. He mentioned that the fourth turning in nowhere near a final or complete elucidation. And that the purpose of the conference is to work out some possibilities toward such a turning in a community, since as he said "the next Buddha is a sangha." Good for him. His sangha though still needs to address the metaphysics of presence, which really is very old school.

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