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Hi friends

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:32 pm
by zavk
Hello friends,

Some of you may have seen me around at E-Sangha where I post occasionally. I'm glad I was invited to this forum. Looks like there'll be some interesting discussions here. My (formal) practice derives from the Theravada tradition, although I find many Mahayana teachings illuminating and have certainly learned much (I think) from them. I teach at a university and am also researching into the politics surrounding the discourses and practices of 'spirituality' in contemporary society--i.e. I take the hypothesis that there are certain dominant and pervasive conceptions of 'spirituality' that overlook, ignore and diminish the transformative and emancipatory possibilites of what 'spirituality' can be;hence, I'm arguing for the need to contest such conceptions of 'spirituality' so as to open up the space for more ethically- and politically-enabling conceptions of spirituality to express themselves. It seems to me a forum such as this is a manifestation of the ethico-political impulse that drives the pursuit of spirituality.

Thanks for starting this, retro. Pleased to be here.
:smile:

Re: Hi friends

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:44 pm
by genkaku
Welcome zavk. Hope you find something useful here.

Re: Hi friends

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:05 pm
by Ben
Welcome Zavk, I'm very happy you could make it here!
Cheers

Ben

Re: Hi friends

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:30 pm
by bodom
Welcome!

:namaste:

Re: Hi friends

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:42 pm
by Cittasanto
:hello:

Re: Hi friends

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:45 pm
by retrofuturist
Greetings and welcome, zavk!

:hello:

Metta,
Retro. :)