Confession of a Buddhist Atheist by Stephen Batchelor

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Stephen Batchelor ebook
Page: 421
ISBN: 0385527063, 9780385527064
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
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There are plenty of western Buddhist who embrace various superstitions, but I am certainly not alone as a secular Buddhist. This week, The Marketplace of Ideas presents a conversation with Stephen Batchelor, author on, scholar of and educator about Buddhist topics. Brief book review of Stephen Batchelor's Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. The deity-free character of Buddhism is fairly common knowledge among its enthusiasts in the English-speaking world. To fully know suffering goes against the grain of what I am primed to desire. Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha's teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? I'll grant that Buddhism as a "religion" is not very appealing and I am repulsed by the fluffy, new age aspects, but if you check out a few choice Gil Fronsdal podcasts or Stephen Batchelors book: "Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist" you may get a better understanding of why many As an amateur and fence sitter - I don't feel qualified to discuss this too deeply, but as a skeptic and atheist, I still find a lot to admire in the philosophy and practices arising from Buddhism. Stephen Batchelor talks about Confession of a Buddhist Atheist.According to Batchelor, the outlook of the Buddha was far removed from the religiosity that has c. Those most likely to read Stephen Batchelor's new memoir, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist, might find the title redundant. Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. In his memoir, Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist, Stephen Batchelor writes.

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