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Buddhism Without Beliefs

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Demystifing the tenets of Buddhism, this introduction to the Buddhist religion explains, without jargon or obscure terminology, the essential elements of its teachings, presents ways to work toward awakening, and examines Buddhism's relevance in Western culture.

©1997 The Buddhist Ray, Inc., and Stephen Batchelor (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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  • Cole B
  • 25/08/2015

Good for a beginning secularist

Stephen Batchelor approaches the practice of dharma from a secular perspective. While eschewing outright atheism (at least in this book), he offers a contemplative tradition that even an atheist like me can undertake.

Buddhism often crops up as a religion -- despite the Buddha's attempts to thwart the worship of himself and nirvana. Over time, decentralized sanghas form communities with hierarchy, and the process of awakening is placed on a pedestal to be worshipped. The Buddha himself becomes godlike over time.

Batchelor says that not only is this an unnecessary addition to early Buddhism, but that it can be a hindrance to one's own awakening. He addresses the supernaturalist tendencies of followers and even the Buddha's own acceptance of polytheism in ancient India.

This is a fantastic listen.

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  • Brian Northum
  • 20/04/2016

Play it at 1.25x speed

This narration was slow but when I sped up to 1.25 speed it became one of my favorite audible books so far. The inflections and cadence and vocabulary of the writer/narrator were almost perfect then. This is a great explanation of the secular Buddhist ideas that have taken hold today.

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  • Julio
  • 29/03/2018

Profound book, not very good to start in Dharma practice

I have enjoyed parts of this book, for I see the author is really illuminated.
But I found other parts really difficult to follow if you are starting in Buddhism.
I would say I found very interesting 1/3 of the book. The rest is difficult to follow for exploring concepts I found not very interesting or too illuminated for me.
I would say the calm voice of the author is good for the guided meditations. But I would prefer a professional narrator.
I would say it’s a book for advanced meditation practitioner.
I think I would come back to the book in a few years for I think the message is very profound.


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  • James Brown
  • 19/02/2016

Buddhism an Atheist can believe in

If you are open minded but not superstitions check this out.
Bachelor makes it possible to think about Buddhism without the religious requirements usually imposed on it. I recommend it.

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  • David E. Maynard
  • 04/11/2015

Outstanding concept, superbly written but the read

Would you recommend Buddhism Without Beliefs to your friends? Why or why not?

Better to get a printed copy.

What didn’t you like about Stephen Batchelor’s performance?

Dreadful... do not listen to this book while driving, you may fall asleep!

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  • Curtis R. Olson
  • 06/03/2016

Good Content, difficult to listen to

What disappointed you about Buddhism Without Beliefs?

Rich content, very hard to listen to. Not a captivating speaker for this listener. I found myself repeating sections again and again trying to remain focused. Ironic, given the subject matter. I'll buy the hard copy book because from what I have gleaned suggests the content would be a very interesting read.

How could the performance have been better?

Crank up the treble, reduce the bass sound, pick up the pace and add some inflection. The monotonic voice becomes monotonous. (sorry, no offense intended)

Any additional comments?

Can I get a refund?

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  • Jason Reid
  • 31/01/2020

A buddhism for western cultures.

Love it. The ability to focus on the core of buddhist practice means finding a place where you can practice the dharam without the beliefs of centuries of cultures attached. Thank you.

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  • Jamazon
  • 11/06/2019

Buddhism without Beliefs

Interesting take on where we are today in society and where we seem to be headed re modern Buddhism. Thought provokong and intellectual.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 18/03/2019

excellent

Narrator was excellent. Easy to comprehend. Very useful for everyday understanding of the Dharma. I hear it for two times in a row.

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  • Scott T. Hards
  • 24/12/2018

Not for Buddhism beginners

I believe I first heard about this on the 10% happier podcast and dove in. Yikes. Chapters alternated between being deeply thoughtful and idea-provoking, and being utterly inaccessible to someone like myself who has no focused study of Buddhism yet. Some passages almost felt like they’d be written with a random word generator, but this reflects my unpreparedness for the material more than its quality. The author’s narration of his own work is quite good, but you may want to try 1.25x playback.

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  • J
  • 27/01/2017

Very good book about the essence of Buddhism

The book shows how to find peace of mind and mindfulness in Buddhist meditation practices without having to believe in anything.