I am completely new to this so I don't know what I am doing. I am a deconstructed christian and I am interested in buddhism. I have been listening to a podcast on secular buddhism. What should I read regarding philosophy and what should I read regarding beginner practices?

Welcome to the party! We're glad you're here. Let me just scroll through my timeline and nominate some people to help you out... since I don't know what to recommend. other than to say check out "THIS" podcast by Michael Gungor. @thegreendragon @Leah @joeld @mike @vishnu @Ricci

@Mwb76 It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance!

I am no Buddhist, but I like listening to Alan Watts. I find his teachings approachable since he had a foot in both the eastern and western worlds.

@Mwb76 Check out anything by Thich Nhat Hanh or Pema Chodron. I also enjoyed The Way of the Bodhisattva. Richard Rohr is a Christian writer but sympethetic to Buddhism. A Course in Miracles is post-Christian spirituality but aligns closely with my understanding of buddhism as well.

@Mwb76 Michael A. Singer is not Buddhist but his books "The Untethered Soul" and "The Surrender Experiment" also compliment my understanding of Buddhism as well.

@Mwb76 +1 to Alan Watts. I really enjoyed his Way of Zen book. It dives into how it's a bit of a mix between Buddhism and Taoism.

Then Easwaran's translations of the Hindu scriptures are fantastic, particularly for their forewords that explain the philosophy in detail.

@Mwb76 someone suggested the Be Here Now Network podcasts to me...I’m also new to this world of thinking. Jack Kornfield and Sharon Salzberg are where I started. :)

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