Buddhism Without Beliefs

A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

Buddhism Without Beliefs

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Before it was a religion, a culture, or even a system of meditation, what was Buddhism? On Buddhism Without Beliefs, celebrated teacher, translator, and former Buddhist monk Stephen Batchelor takes us back to the first years after the Buddha's awakening to reveal the root insights of Buddhism hidden beneath centuries of history and interpretation.

In eight compelling sessions of self-inquiry—including many fascinating exercises and practices—we learn how to awaken and refine our senses, introduce the essential spirit of curiosity into the practice of awareness, and comprehend with both our hearts and our minds the Buddha's astonishing (and often misunderstood) revelations on emptiness, compassion, and the self. Before he died, the Buddha did not appoint a successor. He simply remarked that each of us must be responsible for our own freedom.

Buddhism Without Beliefs is an invitation to hear what the Buddha taught—and to trust yourself on your own path to liberation.


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Review for Buddhism Without Beliefs Review by Peter

Great book, had to read it twice to take it in fully, great introduction to buddhism for westerners. Accessible for those who don't know what they think about 'godly' meditating

(Posted on 2/22/2012)

Review for Buddhism Without Beliefs Review by James Jackson

Excellent and absolutely the right for the adaptation (or perhaps evolution is abetter word) of Buddha's teaching in the West.

(Posted on 1/18/2012)

Review for Buddhism Without Beliefs Review by david farrell

Very good. Would like to see more from Batchelor. Thank you.

(Posted on 11/2/2011)

Review for Buddhism Without Beliefs Review by Moises Montalvo

A wonderfully simple explanation of Buddhism. If you are interested in Buddhism as a philosophy but aren't necessarily looking for religion this is for you.

(Posted on 7/23/2011)


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Contents 1 Audio download (4 hours, 45 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published October 23, 2009
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-019-4
Product Code AW00484W