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Session 5: The art of solitude

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    Session 5

    3rd May at 4pm BST with follow-up discussion 7th May at 7pm BST
    The Art of Solitude

    With Martine Batchelor and Stephen Batchelor

    Reflections will be offered on some of the themes explored in Stephen’s new book The Art of Solitude (Yale University Press): meditation, philosophy, art and solitude itself. In times of confinement, how well do we succeed in being alone by ourselves? Are we able to be enriched by our own self-sufficiency without needing the approval of others? At the same time do we have the skills to share a confined space with others over a sustained period of time? We will explore how to cultivate a caring solitude that gives space both to ourselves as well as those with whom we share our lives.Teachers:

    STEPHEN BATCHELOR is a Buddhist teacher and writer known for his secular or agnostic approach to the Dharma. Formerly a 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 Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist. His most recent book, After Buddhism, was published by Yale University Press in 2015. He lives in southwest France with his wife Martine.

     

    MARTINE BATCHELOR author of Meditation for Life, The Path of Compassion, Women in Korean Zen and Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits. Her latest works are the The Spirit of the Buddha, What is this? and The Definition, Practice and Psychology of Vedana.  She is a member of the Gaia House Teacher Council.  She teaches meditation retreats worldwide and lives in France. Recently she has been involved with the Silver Sante Study, teaching meditation, mindfulness and compassion to seniors in France to see if this could prevent ageing decline.

     

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