Author(s): BATCHELOR STEPHEN
Extraordinarily well-crafted - a road-map for seekers of the truth. 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. What the Buddha taught, says Batchelor, is 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 awakening. Buddhism Without Beliefs" serves as a solid, straightforward introduction that demystifies Buddhism and explains simply and plainly how its practice can enrich our lives. Avoiding jargon and theory, Batchelor concentrates on the concrete, making Buddhism accessible and compelling and showing how anyone can embark on this path-regardless of their religious background.
Stephen Batchelor is a former monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions and the author of the national bestseller Buddhism Without Beliefs. He lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide, and is a contributing editor for Tricycle.