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This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism,...

This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism.

This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism.
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This is a free audiobook on Bodhidaoist Philosophy, read by the author as he writes it. Bodhidaoism is the way of awakening. It is a coherent and evidence-based philosophy of life built upon the foundations of science and philosophical naturalism, incorporating elements of Buddhism, Taoism, Stoicism, and Humanism.

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LAST EPISODE: Summa Sophia 5-18 – Bodhidaoism Today

10/12/2018
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In the last and final episode of Bodhidaoism today, I finish explaining the Summa Sophia. The summary of wisdom teachings of Bodhidaoism, a new worldview that does not include a belief in God, the supernatural, or an afterlife. It grew out of a study and integration of Humanism, Stoicism, Buddhism, and Daoism. Summa Sophia (PDF) at: https://www.academia.edu/37573203/Summa_Sophia Audio Version:

Duration:00:22:12

Summa Sophia 3-4 – Bodhidaoism Today

10/5/2018
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No worldview is perfect, but most act like it. Bodhidaoism is different, it is always under construction. The Summa Sophia called this the First Principle of Bodhidaoism. The final authority in Bodhidaoism is not a book or a statement, it is the evidence provided by science and psychology, with philosophy and religion filling in the gaps. Also discussed is the Prime Directive of Bodhidaoism. Free Download of the Summa Sophia (PDF) at: http://bit.ly/2PPHZmq Audio Version:

Duration:00:11:37

Summa Sophia 2 – Bodhidaoism Today

9/28/2018
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Life is like a journey and we are like travelers. Now to navigate the world depends on the tools we use. One of those tools is a map. Bodhidaoism is compared to a map and a menu. It is like a finger point at the moon, to use a Buddhist analogy. Free Download of the Summa Sophia (PDF) at: http://bit.ly/2PPHZmq Audio Version:

Duration:00:15:07

Summa Sophia 1 – Bodhidaoism Today

9/21/2018
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This is the first in a series on the Summa Sophia, which is a summary of the basic teachings of Bodhidaoism. Here is the way of awakening in a condensed form. We discuss the unexamined life, why life is a journey, and the treasures of flourishing. Free Download of the Summa Sophia (PDF) at: http://bit.ly/2PPHZmq Audio Version:

Duration:00:16:53

What is a Worldview? – Bodhidaoism Today

9/14/2018
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What is a worldview and why is it important? A worldview is “The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world” (American Heritage Dictionary). A worldview is like a pair of glasses. It is something you look through, not something you look at. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn popularized the idea of the paradigm. I conceive of the paradigm as a subset of a worldview. In other words, the worldview is made of paradigm, which are in turn made of...

Duration:00:18:59

What is Daoism? – Bodhidaoism Today

9/7/2018
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What is Daoism and why is it inadequate? In this episode, we explore what Daoism (Taoism) is. We begin with the yin and yang idea, that the one reality is manifested in dualities. For every inside there is an outside. The term for this is dualistic monism. Another aspect of Daoism is simplicity, the idea of the uncarved block. Here I mention minimalism. And then I discuss words, how they never can contain reality. But Daoism is inadequate because it eventually turned Laozi into a god,...

Duration:00:19:33

What is Buddhism? – Bodhidaoism Today

8/31/2018
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What is Buddhism and why is it inadequate? In this episode, we explore what Buddhism is. We begin by delineating the Four Noble Truths. Life is filled with a lot of suffering, the cause of suffering is thirst or clinging, this clinging can be overcome, and the Eightfold Noble Path is the way. Ten we explore the three marks of existence. We also explore why it is inadequate. Here we deal with karma, rebirth, and the six realms. Audio Version:

Duration:00:23:54

What is Stoicism? – Bodhidaoism Today

8/24/2018
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What is Stoicism and why is it inadequate? In this episode, we explore what Stoicism is. We begin with Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism. We explain the three phases of development in Stoicism, the Early Stoa, the Middle Stoia, and the Late Stoa. It is from the late Stoa that we get the writings of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism is great for it virtue ethics, thought challenge technique, and other spiritual disciplines. But it also includes less desirable things...

Duration:00:20:06

What is Humanism? – Bodhidaoism Today

8/17/2018
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What is Humanism and why is it inadequate? In this episode, we explore what Humanism is. We explain it is a philosophy of life without a belief in God, and is based on naturalism. We show it emphasizes science and the scientific method, and that it is primarily a social ethic. We explain why it is inadequate by pointing out it is mostly just a wish list of good things, that it is human centric, and that it lacks a full fledge spirituality. It tells you what is important, but doesn’t tell you...

Duration:00:12:41

Can an Atheist Be Spiritual? – Bodhidaoism Today

8/10/2018
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Can an atheist be spiritual, and what is spirituality? The famous atheist, Sam Harris, wrote a book entitled, Waking Up: A Guide to spirituality Without Religion. Andre Comte-Sponville wrote a book entitled, The Little Book of Atheist spirituality. And Robert C. Solomon wrote a book entitled, Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of Life. All three claim that an atheist can be spiritual. But what is spirituality? I define it as the cultivation of a deeper and expanded awareness...

Duration:00:10:40

Does God Exist? – Bodhidaoism Today

8/3/2018
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Does God exist and what do you mean by God? The concept of God is dependent on what culture you are born into. But there is also a feeling that most people have of something greater. The problem is that this feeling gets fuzed with the cultural concept of God, and people don’t realized the two are different. This is the reason most people believe in God. They cannot doubt God's existence because they mistake the concept for the feeling. The feeling can fit with, and has fit with, many...

Duration:00:17:04

Can You Have Religion Without God? – Bodhidaoism Today

7/27/2018
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So what is religion, and can you have religion without a belief in God? Early Buddhism and Philosophical Daoism demonstrate that you can have religion without God. So what is religion? Religion, according to Kenneth Pargament, is “a search for significance in ways related to the sacred.” This would make secular Humanism not a religion, but Stoicism would be. And this seem correct. So Bodhidaoism is a religion because it is “a search for significance in ways related to the sacred.” In...

Duration:00:11:30

What is Bodhidaoism? – Bodhidaoism Today

7/20/2018
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So what is Bodhidaoism, and why did I create it? Bodhidaoism is the way if awakening to reality through wisdom, love, and daily practice. It is an evidence-based, eco-friendly religion, one that doesn't include a belief in God, the supernatural, or an afterlife. The Four Disciplines of Bodhidaoism are science, psychology, philosophy, and religion. The Four Core Values of Bodhidaoism are skepticism, altruism, flourishing, and environmentalism.

Duration:00:11:06

025 Exciting News – Bodhidaoism TV

7/14/2018
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I would like to welcome Geoff Spakes as the Community Facilitator. He set up the Bodhidaoism subreddit. I also set up an account for Bodhidaoism on Instagram. But that’s not all, we now have a Facebook Group called Bodhidaoist Fellowship. But the most exciting news is that we are going video on YouTube, with the launch of Bodhidaoism TV. The videocast and the podcast will be the same, just one in audio format and one in video format. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious...

Duration:00:07:23

024 Skepticism, A Core Value

7/6/2018
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Skepticism is a doubting or questioning attitude towards truth claims. It asks, “What is the evidence for this.” To paraphrase Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha): Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions...

Duration:00:27:12

023 Why Buddhism is NOT True

6/29/2018
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Robert Wright wrote a book entitled, Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. But he doesn’t mean it. He quickly adds some “careful qualifications.” The first one is that he brackets off the “supernatural” parts of Buddhism, and is actually only dealing with “the naturalistic parts.” I make the counterclaim that Buddhism is NOT true. Rebirth, cosmic karma, the six realms, and the gods are beliefs without evidence, and therefore should be regarded as...

Duration:00:28:36

022 The Bodhidaoist Twelve Precepts

6/23/2018
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The Twelve Precepts of training in non-harming are: (1) Do not be attached to any teaching, (2) Do not murder, (3) Do not steal, (4) Do not lie, (5) Do not hate, (6) Do not overindulge, (7) Do not be unfaithful to your partner, (8) Do not get drunk or take mind altering drugs, (9) Do not dishonor your parents, (10) Do not disrespect Nature, (11) Do not eat meat, and (12) Do not be disrespectful. About Bodhidaoism: Bodhidaoism is a personal non-religious worldview, built upon the foundations...

Duration:00:13:23

021 Four Reasons to Go Vegan

6/14/2018
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The four reasons to go vegan, which I call a H.E.A.P. of reasons to go vegan (Health, Environment, Animal Welfare, and People starving). The vegan lifestyle is much healthier, as Dr. Michael Greger thoroughly proves in his book, How Not to Die. I also mention Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s book The China Study. Veganism also coincides with our values of altruism or lovingkindness for all sentient beings. You can’t be compassionate and approve of animals being abused and killed. And as far as the...

Duration:00:17:01

020 Evidence-Based Religion

5/31/2018
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Is Bodhidaoism a religion? Yes and no, depending on how you define religion. Merriam-Webster.com defines it as “the service and worship of God or the supernatural.” So no, Bodhidaoism is not that kind of religion. But that is not the only way religion is defined. Psychologist Kenneth Pargament defines religion as, “A search for significance in ways related to the sacred.” In this case, yes, Bodhidaoism is a religion. The advantage of calling Bodhidaoism a religion, albeit a nontheistic one,...

Duration:00:28:09

019 The Four Core Values

5/18/2018
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The Four Core Values are skepticism, altruism, flourishing, and environmentalism. These core values now take the place of the Four Traditions on the Bodhidaoist compass. The Four Disciplines tell us what is true, the Four Values tell us what is important. The traditions did not really guide us as much as inspire us. Values, however, do give us direction and point us to doing the right thing for the right reason. The Four Traditions will remain a part of the history of Bodhidaoism, but they...

Duration:00:30:05