By Stephen Batchelor
Stephen Batchelor, an the world over identified writer and instructor, is devoted to a secularized model of the Buddha’s teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent moral, contemplative, and philosophical imaginative and prescient of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the end result of 4 many years of analysis and perform within the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his try and set the list directly approximately who the Buddha used to be and what he used to be attempting to educate. Combining severe readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative bills of 5 individuals of the Buddha’s internal circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a practical ethicist instead of a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a regularly evolving tradition of awakening whose lengthy survival is because of its skill to reinvent itself and have interaction creatively with each one society it encounters.
This unique and provocative publication provides a brand new framework for knowing the extraordinary unfold of Buddhism in today’s globalized international. It additionally reminds us of what used to be so startling concerning the Buddha’s imaginative and prescient of human flourishing.
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After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age by Stephen Batchelor