I sometimes think of myself as part of the first generation of Post-Buddhists. By “Post-Buddhists” I mean people who have been profoundly influenced by the methods and discoveries of the historical Buddha but who attempt to maintain a thoroughly modern, skeptical, evidence-based, and critically-minded perspective on things. Organizations such as Buddhist Geeks and Secular Buddhist provide a platform for people sympathetic to that perspective.
Here’s a link to a recent discussion hosted by The Secular Buddhist that took place between me, Vince Horn (Buddhist Geeks), and Ted Meissner & Mark Knickelbine (Secular Buddhist). The topic centered around creating virtual communities to support practice. Enjoy!