After Buddhism

After Buddhism

Rethinking the Dharma for A Secular Age

Book - 2015
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Presents a new framework for understanding the 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: New Haven :, Yale University Press,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780300205183
030020518X
Branch Call Number: 294.34 B314a
Characteristics: xi, 381 pages : map ; 25 cm

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Dec 22, 2016

Be advised - Batchelor's brand of post-Buddhism has, by his own admission, no place for concentration meditation, sublime states of consciousness, discussion of the meaning of life, or theories about what happens to us when we die. What does it have instead? A general sense of existential awareness of how life is a miracle. Why do we need to read books about historical religious figures from other times and places to get that? Presumably because we want to be able to say we belong to the Buddhism club without actually doing anything.

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