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Stephen Batchelor's Dharma Talks
Stephen Batchelor
2010-10-18 Entering the Stream 61:33
The parable of the ancient city as a template for a secular Buddhism, i.e. how the four truths and conditioned arising provide a framework for a new culture or civilisation; further reflection on "fully knowing dukkha" in terms of its cognitive, affective and aesthetic implications; how stream entry entails autonomy, as well as confirmed confidence in Buddha, dharma and sangha; the humanised Buddha as the appropriate model for one's practice of the dharma not the arahant.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Teachers' retreat at Springbrook, Queensland, Australia

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