Verses from the Center: A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime

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Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.12 X 0.56 X 8.04 inches | 0.38 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781573228763

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About the Author

Stephen Batchelor is a former monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions and the author of the national bestseller Buddhism Without Beliefs. He lectures and conducts meditation retreats worldwide, and is a contributing editor for Tricycle.

Reviews

"A Buddhist scholar and former monk, Stephen Batchelor is well known to American readers as the author of the bestselling Buddhism Without Beliefs. Now comes Verses from the Center, his vision of the poetic legacy of Nagarjuna, a visionary monk who lived in India in the second century and who is, Batchelor writes, 'arguably the most important figure in Buddhism after the Buddha himself.'...In addition to providing useful guidance to the key philosophical concepts, Batchelor's introduction also delves into the colorful strata of myth and legend surrounding the man and his work, and traces the historical traditions of centrist thought all the way from Nagarjuna's Chinese contemporary, Laotzu, to the English Romantic poet John Keats....This is a book about wisdom, not understanding; it invites us to acknowledge paradox with equanimity, and to dwell without question among the questions that it poses."--Los Angeles Times