Stephen Batchelor is a Buddhist teacher and writer known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism.
A former Buddhist monk in the Tibetan and Zen traditions, he is the translator and author of several books including Buddhism without Beliefs, Living with the Devil, and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. His next book After Buddhismwill be published by Yale in 2015. He lives in south-west France with his wife Martine.
I feel it’s important that I stand up for a Buddhism that does not tow a party line.