Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

Secular Buddhism

Reimagining the Dharma in the Contemporary World


Ein Vortrag von Stephen Batchelor

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien


As Buddhist ideas and practices find their way into the lives of those who are not Buddhists by birth and have little interest in converting to a religion, how can we envisage a Dharma that both remains true the earliest texts while addressing the concerns of secular modernity in a comprehensive and rigorous way?

Stephen Batchelor will reflect on these questions by drawing on his own work as a writer, teacher and artist.


Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen Batchelor considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. Through his writings, translations and teaching, he engages in a critical exploration of Buddhism's role in the modern world, which has earned him both condemnation as a heretic and praise as a reformer.

His most recent publications are After Buddhism and Secular Buddhism (both published by Yale University Press).

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Judith Starecek
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
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