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Dear SNB Patreon supporters. 

I am so grateful for your support over the years. Thank you! 

The reason this Patreon has a dwindling number of supporters is that most have transferred their support to my current project, Incite Seminars. Really, the IS project is a direct extension, or the logical progression, of the SNB project. If you visit our website, you will find many sessions that interest you. 

For example, we have an on-going (Non)Buddhist Practice Posse that meets every other week; seminars on meditationnon-philosophynon-buddhismcontemplative practice, and much more. (For those of you who work in the fields of social work, therapy, and psychology, we are starting a group called "Anti-Therapy.) I will be offering a four-part session on my book A Critique of Western Buddhism over at Incite Seminars soon, as well. 

So, given this development, I am thinking that it makes more sense to cancel this Patreon, and invite you to become members of Incite Seminars. You can access 100+ hours of recorded seminars on a vast range of fascinating topics.

Thank you, once more, for supporting my work. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. Hope to see you over at Incite Seminars!  

peace and thanks, Glenn


Thank you for supporting critical thought and engaged dialogue around the question: What are we to make of Buddhism in the West today? 

"The Speculative Non-Buddhism site is, to my mind, the most strikingly original, penetrating, and provocative writing about Buddhism on the web." —Blogger Richard Blumberg 
Since its founding in 2011, SPECULATIVE NON-BUDDHISMhas received 750,000+ views. It has published 130+ long-form essays and 7,000+ comments, and has attracted 1000+ subscribers. The blog exerts a substantial influence on the discourse on Buddhism in the West. It has been treated in scholarly works, such as American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity; Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism; Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment; Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe, the Swedish anthology Mindfulness: Tradition, tolkning och tillämpning (Mindfulness: Tradition, Interpretation, and Application), and more. Its reach extends well beyond North America, as evidenced by its influence on blogs and podcasts in Italy, Poland, Germany, Ireland, and France.

Maintaining the blog takes a ton of love and passion. We have plenty of that! But it also requires resources of time, energy, and money. We would be profoundly grateful for any support you can offer, even the smallest amount. Onward!
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