Buddhism and Science 12: Discussion with Stephen Batchelor
Prof Denis Noble, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Voices from Oxford
Stephen Batchelor in Conversation

Stephen Batchelor is the author of The Awakening of the West, Buddhism without Beliefs and Confession of a Buddhist Atheist. He was a monk for many years, first in the Tibetan tradition and then in Korean Zen tradition. He now lives in south west France with Martine Batchelor, also an author (Meditation for Life) and a former Buddhist nun. Stephen Batchelor represents the most strongly non-metaphysical approach in Buddhism, which he traces in his books back to the Buddha himself. This conversation with Denis Noble took place at Stephen's home in France in May 2010 and can be regarded as a follow-up of the seminal colloquium on Buddhism and Science held in Oxford in March 2010. Scroll down to click on the other videos in this series. 


1. Is there a Buddhist science?

2. Relativity and emptiness

3. Systems Biology and relativity

4. Systems Biology and no-self

5. Towards a 3-dimensional science of the mind

6. Mindfulness in Clinical Psychology

7. Cognitivism and Buddhist psychology

8. Interdependence: from classical causality to quantum entanglement.

9. General discussion

10. Response

11. Closing discussion

12. Conversation with Stephen Batchelor

4 March 2010
Duration: 48min
Size: 47MB