Description: Stephen Batchelor returned to Mountain Cloud on Thursday April 2 for a conversation on early Buddhism, the Zen tradition and ancient Greek Philosophy with Mountain Cloud’s guiding teacher, Henry Shukman. Their wide ranging discussion continued the exploration of contact, connection and congruence between the ancient East and West begun the previous June, when Stephen and Henry sat down for an engaging conversation on “Going Back to the Source.” This episode is part 2 of the April 2nd conversation – questions and answers with the audience.
Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular approach to Buddhism. He is the author of Buddhism without Beliefs and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs.