SECULAR BUDDHISM; Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World. Stephen Batchelor.

SECULAR BUDDHISM; Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

Yale University Press, 2017. First printing. Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha’s teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha’s inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters. New cloth bound in dust jacket. Item #19609
ISBN: 9780300223231

285 pages.

Price: $26.00

See all items in Buddhism
See all items by