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The Resource After Buddhism : rethinking the Dharma for a secular age, Stephen Batchelor

After Buddhism : rethinking the Dharma for a secular age, Stephen Batchelor

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After Buddhism : rethinking the Dharma for a secular age
Title
After Buddhism
Title remainder
rethinking the Dharma for a secular age
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Batchelor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing"--Amazon.com
  • "Some twenty-five 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. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha's inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters. This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
294.3/42
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4210
LC item number
.B38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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After Buddhism : rethinking the Dharma for a secular age, Stephen Batchelor
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-371) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The everyday sublime
  • Ānanda : the attendant
  • A culture of awakening
  • Selected discourses from the Pali canon
  • After Buddhism
  • Mahānāma : the convert
  • A fourfold task
  • Pasenadi : the King
  • Letting go of truth
  • Sunakkhatta : the traitor
  • Experience
  • Jīvaka : the doctor
Control code
ocn906878132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 381 pages
Isbn
9780300216226
Lccn
2015935009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)906878132
Label
After Buddhism : rethinking the Dharma for a secular age, Stephen Batchelor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The everyday sublime
  • Ānanda : the attendant
  • A culture of awakening
  • Selected discourses from the Pali canon
  • After Buddhism
  • Mahānāma : the convert
  • A fourfold task
  • Pasenadi : the King
  • Letting go of truth
  • Sunakkhatta : the traitor
  • Experience
  • Jīvaka : the doctor
Control code
ocn906878132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 381 pages
Isbn
9780300216226
Lccn
2015935009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)906878132

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