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Aotearoa New Zealand
CULTURE OF AWAKENING
Study course using talks
by Stephen Batchelor
Seven Monday evenings
21 Oct–2 Dec 2013
WellingtonMore information here
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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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
Stephen Batchelor will be giving a talk on Monday 27 February 2012 from 6pm at St Andrews on The Terrace in Wellington. The topic will be Being Completely Human – Buddhist Practice in a Post-Christian World.
In this talk, Stephen will offer some critical reflections on the secular transformation of Buddhism as it comes to terms with the challenges of globalisation and modernity.