Crowdfunding on Kickstarter now

The Tuwhiri Project, a brand new dharma publishing imprint, is seeking your help to produce, print, distribute and promote our first book, After Buddhism: a workbook.

We’re creating an easy-to-read book that will help people work their way through and get a good understanding of Stephen Batchelor’s After Buddhism: rethinking the dharma for a secular age, on their own or with others.

This book brings together a series of dharma talks given in Sydney, Australia by the secular insight meditation teacher Winton Higgins to Bluegum Sangha and Golden Wattle Sangha. Questions for study at the end of each chapter have been prepared by Jim Champion in Southampton, UK.


please support Tuwhiri

We set up a crowdfunding appeal on Kickstarter which – to our amazement – reached 128 percent of the goal in just 15 hours. We then set what Kickstarter calls ‘Stretch Goals’ and achieved all three, with 25 days still to go.

So, with a firm base from which to develop the project as a whole, the ongoing crowdfunding process enables us to continue receiving orders for copies of After Buddhism: a workbook before they’re printed, so we know how many to print.

As this is a workbook, we’re keen for people to use them to create conversations in their sanghas around a secular dharma, so consider please pledging for 6 Books – you’ll get 10.

Our third stretch goal of $10,000 included creating a free online course using this material. While we have reached this amount, if we were to get more larger donations we would be well resourced to produce a better course, and reach more people. If you’d like to discuss pledging or donating a larger amount, do please get in touch.

And of course, by setting up The Tuwhiri Project in this way, allowing those of you who wish to support not just this one book but the project as a whole, we are helping to nurture a culture of generosity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help support the development of secular dharma practice communities, in the English-speaking world and we hope beyond. The Kickstarter ends on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 10:30pm New Zealand time. Take a look here: