Buddhism without Beliefs
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

Buddhism without Beliefs


  • Author: Stephen Batchelor
  • Release Date : 1997-04-14
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 736186 Bytes


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, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment....

She Flies Without Wings

She Flies Without Wings


  • Author: Mary D. Midkiff
  • Release Date : 2001-04-10
  • Genre: Spirituality
  • File Size: 4262868 Bytes


From a renowned horsewoman and gifted storyteller comes this groundbreaking new book that explores a powerful relationship like no other: the magical kinship between women and horses. Drawing from myth and literature, the author’s own experiences, and interviews with countless women, we learn, through women’s deeply personal stories, how horses enrich our lives and connect us to nature–making us readers of rhythm and invisible signs, helping us harness our youthful sexuality, sharing the “horsepower” we need to reach our dreams. And here we see how, for thousands of years, the deep kinship between women and horses has connected us to our most intimate feelings of delight, helped us learn to solve problems, and set our creativity free. From ...

Buddhism without Beliefs
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Buddhism without Beliefs


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101663073


Buddhism without Beliefs Book Description :

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment....

Buddhism without Beliefs
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Buddhism without Beliefs


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998-03-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101663073


Buddhism without Beliefs Book Description :

A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike In this simple but important volume, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric knowledge of the universe, but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish, let go of its origins, and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all. The concepts and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, are not something to believe in but something to do—and as he explains clearly and compellingly, it is a practice that we can engage in, regardless of our background or beliefs, as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment....

Buddhism Without Beliefs
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Buddhism Without Beliefs


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781573226561


Buddhism Without Beliefs Book Description :

A comprehensive, straightforward introduction to Buddhism simply explains how its practices can enrich lives, regardless of one's religious background. Reprint....

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2010-03-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588369840


Confession of a Buddhist Atheist Book Description :

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. 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. 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. 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 wh...

Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300227581


Secular Buddhism Book Description :

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, many of these people have little interest in the religious aspects of Buddhism, and the practice occurs within secular contexts such as hospitals, schools, and the workplace. 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 Batc...

After Buddhism
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

After Buddhism


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300216226


After Buddhism Book Description :

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. 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 ea...

The Awakening of the West

The Awakening of the West


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Echo Point Books & Media
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1626542295


The Awakening of the West Book Description :

"The Awakening of the West" is an insightful and elegantly written history chronicling the developing relationship between Buddhism and Western culture. 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. He breathes life into history by capturing the personalities and times of famous and lesser-known but important Buddhist figures. After absorbing these stories and their context, readers will not only h...

Buddhism Plain and Simple
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Buddhism Plain and Simple


  • Author : Steve Hagen
  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462901906


Buddhism Plain and Simple Book Description :

Buddhism Plain and Simple offers a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and on awareness in particular. When Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single world, he said, "Awareness." The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. Longtime teacher of Buddhism Steve Hagan presents the Buddha's uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief....

The Faith to Doubt
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Faith to Doubt


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Counterpoint
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619026360


The Faith to Doubt Book Description :

Kierkegaard said that faith without doubt is simply credulity, the will to believe too readily, especially without adequate evidence, 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. But “faith is not equivalent to mere belief. Faith is the condition of ultimate confidence that we have the capacity to follow the path of doubt to its end. 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. “It is most uncanny that we are able to ask questions, f...

Alone with Others
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Alone with Others


  • Author : Stephen Batchelor
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802151272


Alone with Others Book Description :

"Inspired by Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattava's way of life, the oral instructions of living Buddhist masters, Martin Heidegger's classic Being and time, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie," this is a "contemporary guide to understanding the timeless message of Buddhism, and in particular its relevance in actual human relations."--Cover....