Reflections of a Sceptical Buddhist
by Richard P. Hayes
“Drawing equally on scholarly insight and personal experience, Land of No Buddha paints a vivid picture of Buddhism’s engagement with Western culture at the end of the twentieth century. Richard Hayes offers a heartfelt critique of traditional Buddhist beliefs while opening the door to an illuminating way of understanding and practising the Dharma today.”
– Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism Without Beliefs
Witty, honest and thought-provoking, Richard Hayes casts a critical eye over modern society and the teaching of Buddhism as they flow into the West. Written with the perspective that comes from more than twenty years of study and practice, Land of No Buddha examines the pitfalls awaiting those who search for the truth. A sceptical Buddhist, Hayes nevertheless proposes the radical path of the Buddha — becoming free from self-indulgent passions and delusions — to those seeking genuine wisdom, not just slogans to stick on the bumpers of their cars.
Paperback, 296 pages
List Price: $19.95
Believe nothing merely because you have been told it… Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings – that doctrine believe and cling to and take it as your guide.