Each time the teachings of the Buddha entered a new culture outside their Indian birthplace, they have had to undergo renewal and reinterpretation so as to gain traction in the new host society.
Stephen Batchelor’s work represents a landmark in Buddhism’s sinking roots in the modern west, and his After Buddhism is his most systematic contribution to the process. What is being left behind, he suggests, by the ‘after’ in the title is a set of received, conventional misrepresentations of the teachings, not their true beating heart.
After Buddhism: a workbook is the consummate guide to this thought-provoking work. It provides a basis for periodic group and individual study of Batchelor’s text. Winton Higgins’s humorous, easy-to-read text offers a fresh and accessible commentary on After Buddhism without compromising the depth of Batchelor’s experience, scholarship and ideas.
Jim Champion’s astute questions encourage readers to use Batchelor’s reissue of the Buddha’s teachings to reflect more deeply on the lives they’re leading, the individuals they’re becoming, and the world we inhabit.
Use this workbook to run a course for your sangha, or to deepen your own understanding of After Buddhism.
We have an online store on this website where you can purchase individual copies of the book as a paperback, and in Kindle, PDF and ePub formats. You can also buy small quantities of the paperback for course use at a discount through our online store. The book is also available through your local bookshop as well as on Amazon, Book Depository and elsewhere.
How to use this workbook
Read a chapter of After Buddhism: a workbook.
Read the corresponding chapter (or part chapter) of Stephen Batchelor’s After Buddhism.
Return to the workbook and go through the questions at the end of the chapter you just read, either on your own or with others.
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Formats : paperback | 140 pages + ePub, PDF and Kindle
Dimensions : 152 x 229 x 8mm
Date of publication : 3 September 2018
Australia book launch :
The book was launched at Benledi House in Glebe, Sydney, on 3 October 2018 with a panel discussion in which Michael Dudley, Gawaine Powell Davies and Winton Higgins looked at whether religion and secularism can meet in creative harmony, and the creative relationship between religion and secularism.
Organised in association with Sydney Insight Meditators and MCed by Sylvie Vanasse, we also celebrated the launch of The Tuwhiri Project.
Aotearoa New Zealand book launch :
16 & 17 February 2019
The Crombie Lounge, Home of Compassion, Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington
More on this to come – send a message through the Contact page of this website if you’d like to know what’s going to be happening