Here’s a review of Stephen Batchelor’s Confession of a Buddhist Atheist from The Guardian’s Mark Vernon.

Since publishing his best-selling Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen has become somewhat controversial in Buddhist circles for his Western approach to the Buddha’s teachings. Stephen points out, however, that “the great strength of Buddhism throughout its history is that it has succeeded many times in reinventing itself according to the needs of its new host culture.”

Stephen will be leading a 4-part Tricycle online retreat entitled “Buddhism for This One and Only Life,” starting in April.

Read the current Tricycle interview with Stephen here.

UPDATE: More thoughts on Vernon’s review of Batchelor’s latest book here at the Progressive Buddhism blog.

MORE: ABC News interviews Batchelor.

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