Workshop with Stephen Batchelor and Henry Shukman
March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for a half day workshop
with Buddhist teacher and writer Stephen Batchelor
and Mountain Cloud Resident Teacher Henry Shukman
Topic: The Dharma and Greek Philosophy.
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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STEPHEN BATCHELOR is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. In particular, he regards the doctrines of karma and rebirth to be features of ancient Indian civilisation and not intrinsic to what the Buddha taught. Buddhism has survived for the past 2,500 years because of its capacity to reinvent itself in accord with the needs of the different Asian societies with which it has creatively interacted throughout its history. As Buddhism encounters modernity, it enters a vital new phase of its development. Through his writings, translations and teaching, Stephen 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.
HENRY SHUKMAN is the resident teacher at Mountain Cloud Zen Center. Click here for his bio.