Dr. Stephen Batchelor and Dr. John Peacock on Uncertain Minds: How The West Misunderstands Buddhism
Uncertain Minds: How The West Misunderstands Buddhism
Interfaith Series at St-Paul’s Cathedral , Dr. Stephen Batchelor and Dr. John Peacock
On March 21st 2011, St-Paul’s Cathedral in London hosted a conference on the misunderstanding of Buddhism in the West. Its keynote speakers, Professors Stephen Batchelor and John Peacock, both explored how the word Buddhism itself had become since the 19th century misinterpreted as a religion in terms very similar to Christianity. They both argued that Buddhism inherently and historically cannot be understood and in fact loses much of its core dynamisms when it is interpreted as a religion. Click here to access the summary.