By Stephen Batchelor
Stephen Batchelor, an the world over identified writer and instructor, is dedicated to a secularized model of the Buddha’s teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent moral, contemplative, and philosophical imaginative and prescient of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the fruits of 4 many years of analysis and perform within the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his try and set the list directly approximately who the Buddha was once and what he used to be attempting to educate. Combining severe readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative money owed of 5 contributors of the Buddha’s internal circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a practical ethicist instead of a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a always evolving tradition of awakening whose lengthy survival is because of its means to reinvent itself and engage creatively with every one society it encounters.
This unique and provocative booklet provides a brand new framework for realizing the impressive unfold of Buddhism in today’s globalized global. It additionally reminds us of what used to be so startling in regards to the Buddha’s imaginative and prescient of human flourishing.
Read or Download After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age PDF
Similar buddhism books
The nice Treatise at the phases of the trail to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is among the brightest jewels within the world’s treasury of sacred literature. the writer, Tsong-kha-pa, accomplished it in 1402, and it quickly turned essentially the most well known works of religious perform and philosophy on the earth of Tibetan Buddhism.
Theravada Buddhism offers a complete introductory review of the heritage, teachings, and present perform of a frequently misunderstood kind of one of many world’s oldest non secular traditions. Explores Theravada Buddhism’s origins, evolution, teachings, and practices Considers the perform of Theravada past Sri Lanka and Thailand, by way of exploring a wealth of fabric from international locations together with Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam finds its wealthy and sundry traditions, and corrects universal misunderstandings approximately hyperlinks to different practices, equivalent to early Buddhism or Hinayana Buddhism accommodates student-friendly positive aspects together with a thesaurus and different research aids
Moine bouddhiste vietnamien de culture zen, inlassable défenseur de l. a. Paix, Thich Nhat Hanh a enseigné à l. a. Sorbonne et à l'université de Columbia. Voici, regroupés en un seul quantity, ses commentaires de deux sutras historiques du Bouddha. Le ultimate concerne les innovations de respiratory consciente qui permettent de métamorphoser notre rythme de vie et d'apaiser notre corps tout entier.
Buddhism, usually defined as an austere faith that condemns hope, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative lifestyles, really has a thriving relaxation tradition in Asia. artistic spiritual improvisations designed by means of Buddhists were produced either inside of and outdoors of monasteries around the region—in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia
- Practical Buddhism
- Medicine and Compassion: A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers
- Sources of Vietnamese Tradition (Introduction to Asian Civilizations)
- Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism
- Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa On Consciousness, Wisdom, And Buddha Nature (Nitartha Institute)
Extra resources for After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age by Stephen Batchelor