What is Bodhidaoism?

I thought it might be a good idea to define what Bodhidaoism is. It is a worldview and way of life that I created in 2017. But here is a more in-depth definition.

Bodhidaoism is a natural religion or philosophy of life that doesn’t include a belief in God, the supernatural, or an afterlife. It is an evidence-based worldview that is guided by the relevant findings from the natural and social sciences. It is a new humanistic religion that is inspired by insights drawn from Buddhism, Daoism, Stoicism, and Humanism. It is a personal religion since it is without clergy, church, or Bible.

It might also interest you to learn that I created the word Bodhidaoism by combining three words. Bodhi is from the Pali language of Buddhism and means awakening. Dao is from the Chinese and means ‘way.” And ism is a suffix, derived from the Greek, and means “doctrine : theory : religion” (Merriam-Webster.com).

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Jay N. Forrest

Zen Humanist Teacher.