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    • Buddhism Without Beliefs

    • A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
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    Before it was a religion, a culture, or even a system of meditation, what was Buddhism? On Buddhism Without Beliefs, celebrated teacher, translator, and former Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor takes us back to the first years after the Buddha's awakening to reveal the root insights of Buddhism hidden beneath centuries of history and interpretation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Bianca on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $14.68

    • After Buddhism

    • Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Some 25 centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent, ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening

    • By Christopher F. Wilson on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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    Written with the same brilliance and boldness that made Buddhism Without Beliefs a classic in its field, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist is Stephen Batchelor's account of his journey through Buddhism, which culminates in a groundbreaking new portrait of the historical Buddha.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply informative, refreshingly honest.

    • By Joshua on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Buddhism Without Beliefs

    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
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    Demystifing the tenets of Buddhism, this introduction to the Buddhist religion explains, without jargon or obscure terminology, the essential elements of its teachings, presents ways to work toward awakening, and examines Buddhism's relevance in Western culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Play it at 1.25x speed

    • By Brian Northum on 04-20-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Secular Buddhism

    • Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Frontier of Western Buddhism<br /><br />

    • By Allen Frazier on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Verses from the Center

    • By: Stephen Batchelor
    • Narrated by: Stephen Batchelor
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 19

    The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides listeners with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.

    Regular price: $14.95