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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist free pdf "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 who looked at life in a radically new way. 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. Both controversial and deeply personal, Stephen Batchelor s refreshingly doctrine-free, life-informed account is essential reading for anyone interested in Buddhism."

About Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor is a former monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions and the author of books including "Alone with Others, The Faith to Doubt, The Awakening of the West, Buddhism Without Beliefs, " and "Living with the Devil." He lives with his wife, Martine, in southwestern France and lectures and conducts meditation retreats throughout the world. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Author : Stephen Batchelor
Publisher : Random House Inc
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ISBN : 0385527071
EAN : 9780385527071
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 302 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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