Stephen Batchelor’s “secular Buddhism” speaks to the mystery and vitality of spiritual life in every form. For him, secularism opens to doubt and questioning as a radical basis for spiritual life. Above all, he understands Buddhism without transcendent beliefs like “karma” or “reincarnation” to become something urgent to do, not to believe in.
is a teacher and writer. His books include Buddhism Without Beliefs, Confession of a Buddhist Atheist, and The Faith to Doubt. His newest book is After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age.