Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stephen Batchelor - Buddhism: A Changing, Living Organism (Upaya Zen Podcasts)


Upaya Zen Center's monthly podcast features Stephen Batchelor this month, talking about the ever-evolving nature of Buddhism. They discuss a wide variety of topics:
“confession of a Buddhist atheist”; a Buddhist way of life; a middle road between religion and secularism; ethics & contemplation without metaphysical beliefs; the Dharma in a global culture; “Buddhism 2.0″; a plurality of discourses: the mythical and the historical; Keats and Zen.
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Stephen Batchelor: Buddhism: A Changing, Living Organism

Speaker: Stephen Batchelor

Upaya Conversations

This is Upaya’s monthly podcast series with our host Joanna Harcourt-Smith of Future Primitive. Today’s guest is Stephen Batchelor.

Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. Through his writings, translations and teaching, Stephen engages in a critical exploration of Buddhism’s role in the modern world. He is the translator and author of various books and articles on Buddhism, including the bestselling “Buddhism Without Beliefs” (Riverhead, 1997) and “Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil” (Riverhead, 2004). His most recent publication is “Confession of a Buddhist Atheist” (Spiegel & Grau, 2010)

Stephen speaks with Joanna about “confession of a Buddhist atheist”; a Buddhist way of life; a middle road between religion and secularism; ethics & contemplation without metaphysical beliefs; the Dharma in a global culture; “Buddhism 2.0″; a plurality of discourses: the mythical and the historical; Keats and Zen.

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