Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil

Riverhead Books - He tells a poetic and provocative tale about living with life's contradictions that will challenge you to live your life as an existence imbued with purpose, freedom, and compassion—rather than habitual self-interest and fear. Stephen batchelor's seminal work on humanity's struggle between good and evil in the national bestseller Living with the Devil, the fiction of Kafka, through the writings of Shantideva, to the poetry of Baudelaire, and Pascal, and the findings of modern physics and evolutionary biology to examine who we really are, Milton,  Batchelor traces the trajectory from the words of the Buddha and Christ, and to rest in the uncertainty that we may never know.

Like his previous bestseller, buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil is also an introduction to Buddhism that encourages readers to nourish their "buddha nature" and make peace with the devils that haunt human life.





Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Riverhead Books - A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to buddhism for beginners and practitioners alikeIn this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, let go of its origins, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all.

Great product! . The concepts and practices of buddhism, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, says Batchelor, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment.





After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Yale University Press - After buddhism, and theravada traditions, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. 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.

The time has come, he feels, contemplative, to articulate a coherent ethical, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha’s vision of human flourishing. This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today’s globalized world.

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age - A renowned buddhist teacher’s magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition’s earliest texts Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?   Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha’s teachings.

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. Yale. Great product!





Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism Grove Press Eastern Philosophy and Literature

Grove Press - This uniquely contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of buddhism, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations, the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, Heidegger's classic 'Being and Time', was inspired by Shantideva's 'Guide To The Bodhisattva's Way Of Life', which the author translated into English, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie.

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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

Spiegel & Grau - In his classic buddhism without beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that struck an emotional chord with Western readers. Batchelor also reveals the everyday challenges and doubts of his own devotional journey—from meeting the Dalai Lama in India, to training as a Zen monk in Korea, to finding his path as a lay teacher of Buddhism living in France.

Spiegel Grau. Great product! Used book in Good Condition. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor’s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism. Now, with the same brilliance and boldness of thought, he paints a groundbreaking portrait of the historical Buddha—told from the author’s unique perspective as a former Buddhist monk and modern seeker.

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist - Drawing from the original pali canon, the seminal collection of Buddhist discourses compiled after the Buddha’s death by his followers, Batchelor shows us the Buddha as a flesh-and-blood man who looked at life in a radically new way. Yale. Does buddhism require faith? can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion?   This is one man’s confession.





Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

Yale University Press - An essential collection of stephen batchelor’s most probing and important work on secular Buddhism As the practice of mindfulness permeates mainstream Western culture, more and more people are engaging in a traditional form of Buddhist meditation. However, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, schools, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the workplace.

Used book in Good Condition. Yale. Is it possible to recover from the buddhist teachings a vision of human flourishing that is secular rather than religious without compromising the integrity of the tradition? Is there an ethical framework that can underpin and contextualize these practices in a rapidly changing world?   In this collected volume of Stephen Batchelor’s writings on these themes, the author explores the complex implications of Buddhism’s secularization.

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World - Spiegel Grau. Ranging widely—from reincarnation, religious belief, and agnosticism to the role of the arts in Buddhist practice—he offers a detailed picture of contemporary Buddhism and its attempt to find a voice in the modern world. Great product! .





The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty

Counterpoint - Questioning is a quest. Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. But it is more than an acknowledgement: it includes a yearning to confront an unknown and illuminate it through understanding. Great product! Yale. And courage. In this engaging spiritual memoir, stephen Batchelor describes his own training, first as a Tibetan Buddhist and then as a Zen practitioner, and his own direct struggles along his path.

Kierkegaard said that faith without doubt is simply credulity, especially without adequate evidence, the will to believe too readily, and that “in Doubt can Faith begin. All people involved in spiritual practice, of whatever persuasion, must confront doubt at one time or another, and find a way beyond it to belief, however temporary.

The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty - It is most uncanny that we are able to ask questions, for to question means to acknowledge that we do not know something. Buddhism has survived for the past 2, 500 years because of its capacity to reinvent itself in accord with the needs of the different Asian societies with which it has creatively interacted throughout its history.

Spiegel Grau. He considers buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. But “faith is not equivalent to mere belief. Through his writings, stephen engages in a critical exploration of Buddhism's role in the modern world, translations and teaching, which has earned him both condemnation as a heretic and praise as a reformer.





After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

Yale University Press - Great product! This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today’s globalized world. 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.

Spiegel Grau. After buddhism, and theravada traditions, zen, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. A renowned buddhist teacher’s magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition’s earliest texts Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies.

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age - Yale. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha’s vision of human flourishing. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts?   Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha’s teachings. The time has come, contemplative, to articulate a coherent ethical, he feels, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

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The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture

Echo Point Books & Media - The awakening of the west is an insightful and elegantly written history chronicling the developing relationship between Buddhism and Western culture. Great product! As anyone familiar with the work of stephen batchelor best-selling author of Buddhism Without Beliefs would expect, The Awakening of the West is presented in a fresh and lively way and backed by thorough research.

. Using the innovative approach of starting with the present and working back in time, Batchelor makes it easy to connect familiar contemporary Buddhist teachers to their historical roots. Ships from Vermont. Used book in Good Condition. The awakening of the west is a unique, engaging and important book for anyone seeking a greater understanding of Buddhism.

The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture - Yale. After absorbing these stories and their context, readers will not only have a greater appreciation of Buddhism as a religion but can gain insights that can help them develop their own discerning wisdom. Spiegel Grau. He breathes life into history by capturing the personalities and times of famous and lesser-known but important Buddhist figures.





Meditation for Life

Wisdom Publications - Great product! Yale. Used book in Good Condition. Spiegel Grau. Used book in Good Condition. In meditation for life, tibetan, martine batchelor's writing -- through a mix of anecdote, and practical instruction -- brings to bear her considerable experience as a meditation teacher as she explains the techniques of three major Buddhist traditions: Theravada, and Zen, humor, while Stephen Batchelor's full-color photographs invite even the most seasoned practitioner to see with new eyes.

Ships from Vermont. This vividly photographed book encourages us to bring creative awareness to every aspect of our lives -- from making conversation to making dinner -- and reveals how every moment can be an opportunity to find joy.





Verses from the Center: A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime

Riverhead Books - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In verses from the center, stephen batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism.

Spiegel Grau. Used book in Good Condition. Ships from Vermont. The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. Yale. Great product! .