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This book is good on many different levels: for Mr. Batchelor's honesty, truthfulness and sharing of experiences.
This is a very well written and easily read personal account of the author's life as a Buddhist monk, and his search for the "real" man behind the Buddha stories.
At the end of "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist", Stephen Batchelor speaks briefly of the collage art he creates from found materials.
Stephen Batchelor is so down to earth and brilliant. I read everything I can get from him. This is one of his best.Published 13 days ago by Olivia
What a fantastic writer. He explains his views without judgment or lecturing. He does not seem to be trying to recruit you to his side, just to gently explain the historical Buddha... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Shani
The text takes many, too many, swings at Buddism again and again. Buddhism becomes the prey of a very subtle game of innuendo and good fun mud-slinging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MysticJaguar
The book is about Stephen Batchelor's pretty much Life journey as a Buddhist follower. His journey starts as a 20 year old joining the Dalai Lama school and within an year he... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Saurav Bhasin
I thought the first chapters of this book we're very good. As it it moves forward it looses it's purpose I think- becoming more of a simple biography. Read morePublished 3 months ago by OsakaBop
While the dangers of uncritical belief in Western faith-based traditions have been well documented, too many Westerners (this writer included) fall headlong into the same traps... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chad Frisk
Stephen Batchelor is one of my top 3 contemporary buddhist authors. His line of thinking has always paralleled mine and maybe that's why. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Domenic Calabrese