After Buddhism, an interview with Stephen Batchelor. SN Today #9


advisory-board-stephenEpisode 9: Stephen Batchelor is a Buddhist teacher and writer, known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen’s work has earned him both condemnation as a heretic and praise as a reformer. He was ordained as a novice Buddhist monk in 1974 and served 11 years within multiple traditions before disrobing and returning from South Korea to Europe. From 1990 he has been a Teacher at Gaia House meditation centre in Devon, England, and since 1992 a contributing editor of “Tricycle: The Buddhist Review“. He is the translator and author of several books and articles on Buddhism including the bestselling, Buddhism Without Beliefs [Amazon link] and, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist [Amazon link]. His most recent book is, After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age [Amazon link]. Stephen Batchelor is also on the Advisory Board of the Spiritual Naturalist Society.

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2 thoughts on “After Buddhism, an interview with Stephen Batchelor. SN Today #9”

  1. Another good one!
    Coming out from Christianity myself, I especially relate to what was said about the main difference between the two -Secular Buddhism is more about “practice” in our daily lives, than it is about our “beliefs”.


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