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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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Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

This video is well worth watching again and again for those interested in grasping a bit more of both “Buddhism” (a misnomer as Stephen Batchelor points out) and “Secular Buddhism” (the latter is actually perfectly possible and does seem to get back to the roots of authentic “Buddhism”).

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Community is something you create

A community is a network or a set of friendships and relationships that serve the individuation of each member of the community. I don’t see a conflict in realising one’s potential as an individual and belonging to and being an active participant within a community.

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Winton Higgins and Lloyd Geering in Conversation

If you weren’t able to make it to St Andrew’s on The Terrace in Wellington on Friday 15 February, you can watch Lloyd Geering and Winton Higgins’ conversation live in the comfort of your own home.

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A couple of years ago I thought that Stephen Batchelor had said what he had to say

A couple of years ago I thought that Stephen Batchelor had said what he had to say; he’d loosely but effectively articulated a secular Buddhism and now seemed to be just repeating himself. I was wrong.

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Journal of Global Buddhism

The 2012 edition of the online Journal of Global Buddhism has two articles of interest to those who incline toward a secular approach to Mr Gotama’s teachings.

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Being Completely Human

A new video by Stephen Batchelor is now available on the videos page of this website and on our youtube channel.

Being Completely Human – Buddhist Practice in a Post-Christian World was the subject of a talk given by Stephen Batchelor on 27 February 2012.

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Introducing Secular Buddhism

A series of dharma talks given by Martine and Stephen Batchelor in March 2012 at Sine Cera Retreat Centre in Australia are available for you to download from Dharma Seed at http://sc.dharmaseed.org/retreats/1593. They are: Experience  – Stephen The Buddha’s criteria for regarding a statement as valid; a pragmatic view of the dharma; the ‘all’ is […]

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Ian Harris in the ODT

Journalist and commentator Ian Harris interviewed Stephen Batchelor when he was in New Zealand recently. His article, Adaptive Buddhist viewpoint relevant to modern world, was published in the Otago Daily Times on 9 March 2012, and can be found here: http://www.odt.co.nz/print/200654  

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