An Evening with Stephen Batchelor
After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
Tuesday November 3
What does Buddhism bring to our modern secular worldview? Here is an opportunity to find out from the brilliant STEPHEN BATCHELOR, internationally renowned Buddhist scholar, author and teacher. During this evening Stephen will reflect on the historical encounter that is taking place between traditional forms of Asian Buddhism and modern secular culture. His new book, After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age is the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions. Batchelor envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening, its survival due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters. In this evening, we will consider the ways in which both Buddhism and secularity are being challenged and transformed by this historical meeting, as well as what the future might hold.
Sliding scale: $20-$108. Please pay at the highest level you can afford so we can continue to make these programs available to all.
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Stephen Batchelor is an internationally renowned Buddhist scholar and teacher and writer, known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Born in Scotland in 1953, Stephen was trained as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan Geluk tradition and the Korean Choggye order. From 1990 he has been a teacher at Gaia House meditation centre in Devon, England. He is the author of several books on Buddhism including Buddhism Without Beliefs and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist.
After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age will be available for purchase.
This evening will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029