Tag Archives for Stephen Batchelor

The everyday sublime

Meditation originates and culminates in the everyday sublime. I have little interest in achieving states of sustained concentration in which the sensory richness of experience is replaced by pure introspective rapture.

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Talks from a recent retreat

Helping you to put the notion of a secular Buddhism into practice, here are some talks given at a secular Buddhist meditation retreat led by Martine and Stephen Batchelor at Gaia House, Devon between 18 and 24 July 2015.

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Online course – The Four Great Tasks: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

From 27 May to 21 June 2015, I will be teaching an online course hosted by Realize Media titled The Four Great Tasks: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age.

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Online secular Buddhism study course

Use this structured study course on secular Buddhism to study on your own at home or with friends. It is made up of a series of recorded talks by Stephen Batchelor with study guides used at Upaya Sangha of Tucson from September through December 2014.

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Pithy quotes

Jan asked everyone in the sitting group here in Wellington to bring along some of our favourites quotes to share with some food and drink tonight, the final sit of the year.

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Buddhism in a nutshell

I’m supposed to take a risk and say in 25 words or less what Buddhism is. That of course is a very arrogant presumption on one level. But what I have concluded tentatively in recent years is to identify four points that the Buddha taught that cannot be derived from the socio-historical context of his time, in other words that are distinctively and non-controversially his own ideas.

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A study retreat in your own home

Here’s a suggestion – dedicate a couple of weekends to a study retreat in the comfort of your own home, practicing meditation and going in depth into a secular approach to Buddhism.

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Embrace Life – Stephen Batchelor’s 2014 Sydney workshop

Looking for a good introduction to the secular approach to Buddhism? Go to the Sydney Insight Meditation website if you would like to listen to the talks Stephen Batchelor gave at the weekend workshop in Sydney on 21 and 22 February this year with the title ‘Embrace Life’.

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‘Life is short,’ declare the wise

Rachel Kohn interviewed secular Buddhist teacher Stephen Batchelor on her Radio National programme The Spirit of Things during his recent visit to Sydney.

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Martine and Stephen Batchelor to teach in Australia

During February and March 2014, world-renowned Buddhist scholars, authors and teachers Martine and Stephen Batchelor will give talks, retreats and workshops in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Northern New South Wales, Brisbane and Cairns.

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