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"The Speculative Non-Buddhism site is, to my mind, the most strikingly original, penetrating, and provocative writing about Buddhism on the web." —Blogger Richard BlumbergSince its founding in 2011, SPECULATIVE NON-BUDDHISM has published over 100 long-form essays and 7,000+ comments, and has attracted over half a million views and nearly 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 Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism; Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment; Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe, and the Swedish anthology Mindfulness: Tradition, tolkning och tillämpning (Mindfulness: Tradition, Interpretation, and Application). Its reach extends well beyond North America, as evidenced by its influence on blogs and podcasts in Italy, Poland, Germany, Ireland, and France.
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