9780300223231-0300223234-Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World

ISBN-13: 9780300223231
ISBN-10: 0300223234
Author: Batchelor, Stephen
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300223231
ISBN-10: 0300223234
Author: Batchelor, Stephen
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors Batchelor, Stephen wrote Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World comprising 296 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300223234 and 9780300223231. Since then Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 Batchelor’s writings on these themes, the author explores the complex implications of Buddhism’s secularization. Ranging widely—from reincarnation, religious belief, and agnosticism to the role of the arts in Buddhist practice—he offers a detailed picture of contemporary Buddhism and its attempt to find a voice in the modern world.
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